The Congress attacked the ministers on Friday after the Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari issued separate statements on the MSME (Small, Cottage and Medium Enterprises) sector. Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram said, “Minister Gadkari says that MSMEs owe Rs 5 lakh crore to governments and PSUs and Minister Sitharaman says that she will give an unsecured loan of Rs 3 lakh crore to MSMEs (numbering 45 lakhs). ” He asked, “So, who is the lender and who is the borrower?”

Targeting the two ministers, the former finance minister said, “Will the two ministers settle their accounts first and allow MSMEs to protect themselves without the government’s ‘help’?” Significantly, Sitharaman has announced a loan package of up to Rs 3 lakh crore for MSMEs. After which the Congress has targeted.

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram had said on Wednesday that the details of the economic package presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman contained nothing for the poor, migrant laborers and the middle class. He had tweeted and said, “PM Cares has allocated Rs 1000 crore for migrant laborers. Please do not make a common mistake. This money will not be given to the migrant workers, but to the state governments to meet the expenses on travel, shelter, medical and food for the migrant workers, but nothing will go in the hands of the migrant workers. ”He urged the government they should put money in the accounts of 130 million people of the weaker section of the country.


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