Rahul Gandhi slams Arun Jaitley, says UPA was transparent on prices

Finance minister Arun Jaitley

"We have covered journey from policy paralysis to structural reforms, from economy being in fragile five to bright spot", he said.

"I do believe that some people can make very good comments at us because they write and speak with the right logic, but I am not so sure whether they make the best administrators", he added.

He said, anti-evasion measures will help more collection of tax. Claiming that Chidambaram had changed his view on corporate tax because he was now in the Opposition, FM Jaitley asked the Congress, "What is the consistency of your stand on economic policy?"

The Congress president is already facing a breach of privilege notice for deliberately twisting Jaitley's surname to "Jaitlie" after the finance minister's clarification to the Rajya Sabha to end a deadlock over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's objectionable remarks against his predecessor Manmohan Singh on the Gujarat election trail.

"The work is still pending a lot and this is the real reality. And when you have a bad doctor, even the healthiest of the patients are likely to disappear".

"For those 10 years, 2004-2014, you had a awful doctor".

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"Your party was stigmatised when you were in government because of allegations of corruption".

Jaitley said GDP growth under UPA rule in 2012-13 was 5.3% - the lowest in recent years - and it was 6.3% in the following year. So, for one quarter it was 5.7%.

One answer by Antony on March 15, 2010, said contracts and supplementary agreements for the acquisition of the aircraft carrier "ex-Admiral Gorshkov" from Russian Federation in January 2004 "at a cost of US Dollars 974 million" were concluded. Mr Jaitley said, UPA had unacceptable level of current account deficit and under BJP rule it has been less than one per cent.

"And we are hearing the music about what you are doing about CAD", he said. Revenue deficit under UPA was unacceptable. This is a "statistical slippage of the fiscal deficit".

Jaitley, during his reply to the discussion on the Union Budget in Lok Sabha, on Thursday said he had with him 15 responses from defence ministers of the previous UPA government who too had refused to share details of armament purchases. He was Countering Congress' charges on country's economic condition.He also said during last three years of UPA, inflation was 9.4 per cent, 10.4 per and 9 per cent respectively, and the NDA govt has brought it down significantly.

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