Jaitley accuses Congress of delaying economic reforms

With nearly a month left for the start of the monsoon session of Parliament, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday accused the Congress of delaying the much-awaited economic reforms in the country.

“If one looks back at the Congress history after Independence, the blots on it are delay in economic reforms by over two decades, transformation of India into a dynastic democracy, the imposition of Emergency in 1975, Operation Blue Star and corruption,” Jaitley said in a blog written on the 41st anniversary of the imposition of Emergency by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

Jaitley questioned various decisions taken by the Congress, especially by Indira Gandhi which, according to him, proved to be politically counter-productive for the party.