In an apparent response to Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi’s contrarian remarks over World Bank report bettering India’s rank in ‘ease of doing business’ criterion, finance minister Arun Jaitley said the UPA’s “ease of doing corruption” has been replaced by NDA’s “ease of doing business”.
Jaitley’s remarks came hours after Rahul Gandhi took a jibe saying “GST and demonetisation has ruined the ease of doing business” while campaigning in Gujarat earlier in the day.
The finance minister took to twitter to retort, “The difference between the UPA and NDA – ‘The ease of doing corruption has been replaced by the ease of doing business’”.
Another senior BJP leader and union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad took on Rahul Gandhi and his party while addressing a presser at BJP headquarters in New Delhi.
“Does Rahul Gandhi understand what ease of doing business is?” questioned Prasad.
“He is the vice president of the Congress and because of his family connections is expected to soon take over as the National President of the party. One would expect that a person on such a post has some basic understanding of how world institutions function and the respect they deserve,” the central minister added further.
The World Bank yesterday released a report showing that India has improved its rank by 30 notches to 100th position in the ease of doing business index.
Several other BJP leaders criticised the Congress No. 2 for his attack on the economic policies of Modi government.