People gave him a befitting reply: Nirmala Sitharaman on Rahul Gandhi’s ‘chor’ remarks

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today said that while former Congress president Rahul Gandhi had been alleging the Modi government calling it a thief, the nation gave him and his party a befitting reply in the recent Lok Sabha elections. Speaking to reporters in Pune, Sitharaman said that the former Congress president who had earlier tweeted accusing the government of stealing money from RBI should have spoken to its former finance ministers before levelling such allegations. Whats the point of using the same words again? Earlier in the day, Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter saying, Stealing from RBI won76 lakh crore from its reserves so as to inject a fresh impetus to the economy. Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala, in a separate tweet, also wondered whether the governments step was fiscal prudence or fiscal hara-kiri. 0 has converted the R in RBI from Reserve to Ravaged!Contingency Reserve of RBI meant for extreme financial emergencies war-like situations is being used by BJP Govt to bury its monumental mess on economic front!BJP has finished RBIs credibility!, Rahul Gandhi has often accused the Modi government of allegedly looting the exchequer. Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, Congress had come out with slogans like chowkidaar chor hai, accusing PM Modi of corruption in Rafael deal. The BJP had bounced back with a slogan Main Bhi Chowkidaar. In the Lok Sabha elections held earlier this year, the BJP increased its tally to 303 seats, forming the government comfortably, the Congress could manage only 52 seats, marginally above its 2014 tally of 44.