New Delhi, February 13 : Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday while concluding her reply on the Budget discussion in Lok Sabha took on former Congress President and Member of Parliament Rahul Gandhi while the Opposition raised objection to the politicisation of the Budget reply.
Breaking Gandhi's speech into 10 points that she took from the 'foundation' laying speech of the Congress MP, Sitharaman spoke of her expectations and disappointments evoked from Gandhi's speech.
From the Congress' 'U-turn' on the farm reforms, to the party going back on its promise of loan waivers, to lies propagated about farm laws and respecting former Congress PM Manmohan Singh, Sitharaman tore into the Opposition for having a leader that disrespects the constitutional authority of institutions such as Parliament.
She intermittently spoke about the 'foundation' Gandhi spoke of while building his speech on farmers and farm issues and discussed his remarks threadbare.
The Finance Minister, while compartmentalising Gandhi's speech, responded to the MPs' queries on Budget provisions including that of Gandhis. She met with much opposition from Congress and Left while speaking.