Congress demands apology from Sitharaman for her 'UP type' remarks
"Nirmala Sitharaman has insulted the 25 crore people of Uttar Pradesh and made fun of them with her 'typical UP-type' comment", Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said.
New Delhi: Congress has demanded an apology from Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for her ‘UP-type’ remarks.
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra hits out at the Finance Minister for insulting Uttar Pradesh people.
Finance minister remarks came after Congress leader Rahul Gandhi criticized a ‘zero-sum budget’ that has nothing for the middle class, farmers, salaried classes and poor. Nirmala Sitharaman and her deputy said that the Congress leader had not understand the futuristic budget.
Minister of State for Finance, Pankaj Chaudhary, who hails from UP said that Rahul Gandhi did not understand the budget, which is futuristic.
Later Finance Minister Sitharaman said that “ I think he (Chaudhary) has given that typical UP-type of the answer which good enough for an MP who ran away from UP”. “ I wish as the leader of the oldest political party, Rahul Gandhi should understand in the Congress-ruled states first before commenting on the BJP government”.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Tweeted that “ You did not put anything for UP in the bag of Budget.. but what was the need to insult people of UP in this manner?”. Understand, the people of UP are proud to be ‘UP-type’. We are proud of the language, dialect, culture and history of “UP Mera Abhiman” (UP my Pride), she tweeted.
"Nirmala Sitharaman has insulted the 25 crore people of Uttar Pradesh and made fun of them with her 'typical UP-type' comment. This is a big insult to the 25 crore people of Uttar Pradesh. Modi ji and Nirmala Sitharaman should immediately apologise to the people of Uttar Pradesh," Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said.