The ruling BJP on Tuesday mounted a scathing attack on the Congress leadership blaming it for the mammoth non-performing assets of Indian banks and asked as to why “Young Indian”, a publication started by the Gandhis, bought a commercial company.
Addressing a press meet, Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani said, “Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi must answer on charges levelled against them.”
Blaming the Congress for allegedly creating the NPA problem during 10 years of UPA-I and UPA-II rule, she cited RBI ex-Governor Raghuram Rajan’s statement to back her charge. “Rahul, Priyanka Vadra and Sonia wanted to sabotage taxpayer’s money,” she said.
“Sonia led a government that attacked the very core of the banking system. Rajan said between 2006 and 2008, the UPA functioning led to increased NPAs in India’s banking structure,” she said.