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Cabinet likely to review economic policies, Ujjwala Scheme today

Cabinet may take call on the recent article written by senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on govt economic policies

ANI  |  New Delhi 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi

The Union is scheduled to meet at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 7, Lok Kalyan Marg official residence this morning.

According to sources, the is likely to take up key issues such as the next steps to be taken in the Ujwala Scheme, when to roll out the next phase of and give approval to the extension of Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian' term by a year.

During the meeting, the may also take a call on the recent article written by senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yashwant Sinha.

Sinha, a former finance minister, has criticised the NDA government's in an article he penned for the Indian Express.

In the article, titled 'I need to speak up now', Sinha said that demonetisation had proved to be an "unmitigated economic disaster" and that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) was a "badly conceived and poorly implemented" havoc.

He introduced the strongly-worded article, saying, "I shall be failing in my duty if I did not speak up even now against the mess the finance minister (Arun Jaitley) has made of the economy.

First Published: Wed, September 27 2017. 12:10 IST