Nirmala Sitharaman attacked UPA government, says we are not a suitcase-carrying government

Published: Jul 20, 2019, 13:12 IST | mid-day online desk

Sitharaman went with the swadeshi 'bahi khata' which is in line with his Indian traditions

Nirmala Sitharaman attacked UPA government, says we are not a suitcase-carrying government
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Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman attacked the Congress and said that she carried a red cloth instead of a briefcase as she connected the briefcase to corruption in the previous UPA government at the Centre.

She spoke at the International Business Conference of Nagarathar, " "For Budget 2019, I did not carry a suitcase. We are not a suitcase-carrying government. A suitcase also denotes something else: suitcase-taking, suitcase-giving. Modiji's government is not a suitcase government."

Sitharaman went with the swadeshi 'bahi khata' which is in line with his Indian traditions instead of the Budget briefcase which she said belonged to the British colonial era.

She flashed a 'bahi khata' which is like a ledger which is wrapped in a red cloth. Her budget speech and other related papers outside the North block were in the red cloth. The pictures had gone viral on social media.

(with inputs from ANI)

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