Opposition making excuses to escape debate on demonetisation: Arun Jaitley

Finance minister Arun Jaitley lashed out at the opposition parties, asking whether Commonwealth Games and 2G scam were a blunder too.

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday accused the opposition parties of trying to avoid debate on demonetisation. Addressing the media in Parliament, Jaitley said, “The opposition thinks demonetisation is a blunder. Don’t they think Commonwealth Games and 2G scam were blunders too?”

Here are the highlights of Jaitley’s statement.

    • Those who did not consider scandals to be blunders, are now terming demonetisation as blunder.
    • Their government had the most scams and black money generated during its tenure. 2G scam, Coal scam everything happened during their regime.
    • There was mostly noise and no substance in what the opposition has been saying.
    • During the discussion, it was found that the opposition wasn’t prepared at all. They only wanted the PM to be present during the debates.
    • The government is convinced that our steps against corruption and black money are correct.
    • On the first day, there was a debate without any pre-conditions. From next day they started putting unreasonable conditions and it continues