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Delhi violence: Anurag Thakur ducks question on 'goli maro' remark

Sitharaman said, "No reaction. I am here to address the question. No reaction. Today's meeting will concentrate on what's been done with the banks."

Nirmala Sitharaman, Anurag Thakur, Budget 2020
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Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, MoS Finance Anurag Thakur and finance ministry officials pose for a photograph after giving final touches to the Union Budget 2020-21, at Finance Ministry, in New Delhi. Photo: PTI

Somesh Jha New Delhi
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman came to the rescue of her deputy minister Anurag Thakur on Wednesday to a question related to alleged hate speech during the campaign of the Delhi Assembly elections recently.

When a reporter asked for Thakur’s reaction on the Delhi High Court’s remarks on Wednesday, Sitharaman said, “No reaction. I am here to address the question. No reaction. Today’s meeting will concentrate on what’s been done with the banks.” Thakur, the minister of state for finance, remained silent and didn’t respond to the question after Sitharaman intervened.

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday expressed "anguish" over the

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First Published: Feb 26 2020 | 8:59 PM IST

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