New Delhi, Oct 13 : Congress senior leader and Rajya Sabha MP Kapil Sibal slammed Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad over his statement on Indian economy. Mr. Sibal said, “If the union leaders make statement like this then I understand that they don’t consider the seriousness of current economic situation.
How many people are watching movies, or how much film industry is earning, how is that relevant to our economic situation. It seems like union leaders are making fun of poor.” Dismissing concerns on economic slowdown, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad cited the earnings of 3 movies as a proof that country’s economy is ‘sound’.
RS Prasad withdrew his statement earlier today after receiving flak for his statement.