“Chidambaram will have to be born again to match my record as a Finance Minister,” Sinha said on Monday while taking aim at the Congress leader for his Interim Budget.

Sinha left no stones unturned in slamming Chidambaram as he also took up the issue of economic slowdown, blaming the Finance Minister of ‘Tax-Terrorism’ on Indian tax payers.

Chidambaram and Sinha have earlier taken digs at each other’s tenure as Finance Minister.

Chidambaram had last week sneered at Sinha, claiming that he had presided over ‘worst years’ of Indian economy since liberalization.

To this, Sinha had responded by saying that Chidambaram has always played fraud during the Budgets, including in both interim and the current fiscal ones.

Taking on the ruling party at the Centre, Sinha said since Congress can’t talk on any agenda, therefore, they resort to personal attacks.

In no mood to spare Chidambaram, Sinha said nobody takes him seriously in the country over the Finance Minister’s ‘stiff’ letter to the Swiss authorities on the issue of black money in their banks.

“Heard Finance Minister wrote a 'stiff' letter to Swiss authorities. At this time when country does not take them seriously, how will others?” Sinha said.

Sinha also took Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi to task, raising question marks over his receptiveness towards attending Parliament debates.

“In last five years, Rahul Gandhi's attendance in Lok Sabha has been 43 percent. He has participated in only two debates and raised zero questions,” Sinha said.

“Rahul Gandhi joined our Parliament Standing Committee. He hardly attended two meetings where his contribution left much to be desired,” he added.

(JPN)

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