Former Union Minister and senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha has hit back at Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for accusing him of acting in tandem and calling him a job applicant at 80.
Breaking his silence on criticism by fellow Yashwant Sinha over the state of Economy, Jaitley on Thursday called him a job applicant at 80 years who has forgotten his record as finance minister and is commenting on persons rather than policies.
At a book release function, Jaitley refrained from taking Sinha’s name but said he does not have the luxury as yet of being a former finance minister nor does he have the luxury of being a former finance minister who has turned a columnist.
However, replying to Arun Jaitley’s ‘job applicant at 80’ barb, Sinha said, “If I was a job applicant, he (Jaitley) would not be there in the first place.”
“The government ‘completely misread’ the situation on the economic front and ‘kept chipping away at the margins’,” Sinha said in an interview to Indian Express.