Union Finance Minister mentioned on Friday that it was onerous as of now to gauge the extent of the financial harm of the coronavirus pandemic to the Indian economic system, including that it might solely be ascertained undoubtedly as soon as the “uncertainty” went away. The remarks by Sitharaman got here throughout an unique interview with India TV.
Throughout her interplay, Sitharaman was notably crucial of the opposition, noting that Congress had a flawed file marred by corruption allegations in launching grassroots degree schemes which they now need themselves to be carried out.
“Congress social gathering is professional at launching schemes, however it may’t right errors and corruption that takes place throughout implementation,” mentioned Sitharaman.
“Congress chief Rahul Gandhi ought to first attempt to converse with states dominated by his personal social gathering after which consider providing recommendation to Central Authorities,” mentioned the finance minister, as she identified that “rampant corruption” had taken place in schemes reminiscent of MNREGA through the tenure of the earlier United Progressive Alliance (UPA) authorities.
Spelling out the steps taken by the Centre to allay the monetary uncertainties within the wake of the nationwide lockdown, Sitharaman mentioned that the Centre had ensured money transfers to financial institution accounts as a part of its PM Garib Kalyan Yojana bundle.
“The bundle introduced by Centre has helped lots of people in misery,” she mentioned.