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PM Modi should come forward, face people: Shatrughan Sinha

His remarks came after Jaitley described Yashwant Sinha as a job applicant at the age of 80

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Shatrughan Sinha

A day after backing former Yashwant Sinha's views on the economy, actor-turned-politician on Friday advised Prime Minister to "come forward and face the people".

"It's high time and right time that the Prime Minister and head of this comes forward and faces the public and the press for answering questions, in a real press conference," said in a series of tweets.

He also wished that "PM will at least once in a while also show that he takes care of the middle class, the traders, the small businesses...all across the country and specially in Gujarat in the wake of the coming assembly elections".

Shatrughan Sinha's remarks came after Jaitley on Thursday described as a "job applicant at the age of 80".

Speaking at a book launch here, Jaitley had accused the former of "acting in tandem" with leader P. Chidambaram.

Targeting the Finance Minister, the Saheb MP said: "The observations of on the state of the economy are strongly endorsed by me as well as many other thinking leaders and people from our party and outside...have been rapidly gaining strength and support over the last two days."

"We are seeing an even greater support from a larger cross-section of leaders and workers in the coming days to address this matter of grave importance," he added.

He also felt the matter should not be allowed to be diluted by turning it into a matter between the government and Sinha.

"However, this matter shouldn't be allowed to be diluted between and Arun Jaitley, as is being attempted... Otherwise, in Jagjit Singh's words, 'Baat niklegi to fir door talak jaayegi'," he said.

The former kicked up a storm in his Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday through a strongly-worded critique on the state of Indian economy under the current government, saying it was headed for a "hard landing".

Shatrughan Sinha, who was sidelined during the Bihar assembly elections, has backed the comments of Yashwant Sinha as "revelatory", and said it showed the mirror on the current Indian economic scenario.

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First Published: Fri, September 29 2017. 18:18 IST