Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal has said that the next general elections would be held between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the rest of the country at the launch event of senior Congress leader Manish Tewari’s book ‘Tidings of Troubled Times’.
“The people are going to fight the 2019 elections. Parties will not fight. The battle is going to between your (pointing to Sinha) leader, your big leader and the people,” Indian Express quoted Kejriwal as saying.
Attacking Modi-government, Kejriwal said that there is ‘raid raj’ in the nation as if the entire nation is under surveillance. He also praised BJP leader Yashwant Sinha for hitting out at the government over economic policies.
Sinha, who was the finance minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government, said, “The economy is in decline. We can’t blame the previous government, we had plenty of time and chances”. “I am not talking just based on one-quarter’s numbers, the economy has been falling for six straight quarters,” said Sinha. The main culprit that made the situation bad and near-catastrophic is demonetization, he said.
Sinha had called the move “an unmitigated economic disaster” in his column. “The biggest culprit for growth slowing is the note ban. A thorough study should have been done on its effects on the economy, to jobs and it should have been introduced when the economy was in a healthy state, not in the manner it was introduced,” said Sinha.