Cong asks Modi: Who is the finance minister?

Cong asks Modi: Who is the finance minister?

Manish Tewari. PTI

Amid reports of Union Minister Arun Jaitley holding meetings with finance ministry officials, the Congress on Monday stepped up its attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asking him to clear the confusion over who is the finance minister of the country.

“Who is finance minister of India? PMO's website says one thing, finance ministry website tells another story. The gentleman designated without portfolio on PMO website is holding meetings via video conference. PM needs to tell the country who is his finance minister,” Congress spokesman Manish Tewari told reporters here.

Jaitley, who underwent a kidney transplant, has been divested of the portfolios of finance and corporate affairs and has been designated as a minister without portfolio.

Railways Minister Piyush Goyal was given additional charge of finance and corporate affairs till Jaitley recovered and was fit to resume official duties.

Reports said after being discharged from AIIMS, where he underwent kidney transplant, Jaitley had been meeting officials from the finance ministry through video conferencing.

Jaitley also attended a meeting through video conferencing on Monday on the issue of divestment of Air India.