Former finance minister and BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Tuesday called for early elections to bail the country out of the ongoing economic crisis, saying the main reason behind the mess was “paralysis in decision making.”
Participating in the debate in the Lok Sabha on the economic situation, he charged the government with having lost control over financial matters of the country.
“We don’t want this government anymore. If you have courage, let us go to the people. There is only one solution (to the economic problems), go. Let people decide,” Sinha said.
CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta said: “The country is facing a massive disaster and economic tsunami because of the reckless policies of the government.”
JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav said a remedy to the problem would be to make irrigation available in all parts of the country which would ultimately help boost economic growth.
Shailender Kumar of Samajwadi Party said the country has been facing economic crisis since UPA-I and that he feared the repeat of the 1991 situation.
“We wish that they (government) get wisdom and all goes well. We will continue to support them,” he said.
BSP member Bali Ram said bringing white paper on black money would not help in reducing poverty just as bringing FDI did not reduce inflation.
AITC’s Saugata Roy alleged that industrial projects worth thousands of crores have been held up by the environment ministry for getting “money” for granting clearances.