PM terms PC ‘ re­count­ing min­is­ter’

The Asian Age - - Nation -

Tirupur ( TN), Feb. 10: In an ap­par­ent ref­er­ence to se­nior Con­gress leader P. Chi­dambaram, PM Naren­dra Modi on Sun­day taunted him as a “re­count­ing min­is­ter’ of the UPA regime, de­scrib­ing him as “ar­ro­gant”.

Cit­ing his govern­ment’s step of of­fer­ing tax ex­emp­tion for those with in­comes upto ` 5 lakh, he told a pub­lic rally here that it was a re­flec­tion of gen­uine con­cern for the mid­dle class, un­like the pre­vi­ous UPA regime.

Af­ter re­fer­ring to this step, Mr Modi said he wanted to re­call the state of af­fairs dur­ing the UPA regime. “There was a very wise min­is­ter from Tamil Nadu,” he said and told the au­di­ence, “you know whom I am talk­ing about.”

When the people re­sponded loudly, he said, “right, the re­count­ing min­is­ter,” with­out di­rectly nam­ing the for­mer Union fi­nance min­is­ter.

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