PNB fraud: Narendra Modi's 'broom' cleaning up UPA govt's mess, says Jayant Sinha; claims efforts are underway to bring guilty back

Kolkata: Union minister Jayant Sinha on Saturday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "broom" was cleaning up the UPA government's mess.

File image of Jayant Sinha. CNN News18

File image of Jayant Sinha. CNN News18

He made the remarks while referring to the over Rs 11000-crore PNB fraud case.

"Modi's broom is cleaning up the mess.  The wrongdoings which started under the UPA government are now coming to the fore," Sinha said at a seminar organised by Swadeshi Research Institute.

The economy is going through a process of formalisation following demonetisation. Demonetisation has created pressure on black money, he claimed.

Replying to a question related to the scam, Sinha said central agencies were probing it and the guilty would not be spared.

Efforts are on to bring the guilty back to the country, like the agencies are doing in the case of Vijay Mallya, he said.

On the Union budget, he said it was pro-poor and pro-market. It tried to give succour to farmers by hiking MSP by 1.5 times the cost of production.

The biggest game changer in the budget was 'NaMoCare' which is aimed at benefiting 10 crore poor families by providing coverage of up to Rs 5 lakh per family per year for secondary and tertiary healthcare, he said.

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Updated Date: Feb 17, 2018 21:07:03 IST

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