On Friday, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman rejected Opposition charges of the Budget allocations for green and clean energy being made keeping the Adani Group in mind. She stated that it might be Congress culture to give benefits to ‘jijas’ and ‘bhatijas’ but not of the Modi government. Sitharaman had in Budget 2023-24 provided Rs 35,000 crore for clean energy transition. While participating in the debate, Congress’ Leader of the House Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury sought an explanation from the Finance Minister on how can investors have confidence when the market capitalisation of one of the richest persons in the world eroded by 47 per cent following allegations of accounting fraud and stock price manipulation. Sitharaman further accused the then Congress party government for massacres such as Nellie in Assam and the anti-Sikh riots in Delhi. She also mentioned how the Modi government was not against any community and does not believe in vote bank politics.
Today: December 6, 2023