Sinha counsels restraint as Rahul slams govt

Sinha counsels restraint as Rahul slams govt

Former Union finance minister Yashwant Sinha. PTI

As Congress president Rahul Gandhi went hammer and tongs against the Modi government, former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha struck a note of caution with an appeal to leaders to refrain from discussing internal issues on foreign soil.

“I appeal to all leaders to refrain from discussing our internal issues abroad,” said Sinha, who has now become a poster-boy for the Congress after he hit out at the Modi government on a range of issues including the handling of the economy.

“PM broke this rule first. Others need not follow his example,” Sinha added in an apparent reference to Rahul's speech at the Bucerius Summer School in Hamburg.

Rahul had criticised Modi government's policies of demonetisation and the implementation of the GST, which he claimed led to job losses across the country.

The Congress president said that incidents of lynching in India too were a result of the anger emanating from joblessness.

BJP hit out at Rahul, accusing him of “belittling” India on foreign soil.

“Rahul Gandhi left no opportunity to belittle India and present it in a bad light,” BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said.

The Congress hit back at the BJP saying the ruling party was busy paying homage to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee but had failed to imbibe his teachings.

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