Senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha M.P. Kapil Sibal reacting to a press conference by Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley wondered why the Finance Minister chose to put out a five year vision on the economy, after more than three and half years of NDA rule.
Mocking at the timing of the press conference, Sibal said, “It is most unfortunate that the Finance Minister has chosen a time for a five year plan for the economy, normally given when the government assumes power” and said that he “was surprised that such a press conference was scheduled by the government after being in power for three and half years”. He linked the timing of the press conference with the impending Gujarat assembly elections saying ” that there is an ulterior motive behind this” as this is happening just before the Gujarat assembly elections when the ground seems to be slipping from the BJP in the state.
Sibal mocked Jaitley by saying that like the Prime Minister, the Finance Minister is also trying to sell yet another dream to the people of India little realising that dream sold earlier have fallen apart.