Economy in safe hands; worry not, Mr Guha: Nirmala Sitharaman – Times of India: NEW DELHI: A disagreement broke out on twitter between finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Ramchandra Guha with the minister asking the historian to not fear about financial system as it’s in “protected palms”.
Economy in safe hands; worry not, Mr Guha: Nirmala Sitharaman – Times of India
Earlier within the day, Guha tweeted quoting British author Philip Spratt’s remark in 1939 that Gujarat was economically sturdy however “culturally backward”.
Sitharaman then posted a weblink to an article printed in September 2018 concerning the Poland authorities organising occasion to honour former Jamnagar king, Maharaja Jam Saheb Digvijaysinhji Jadeja, for giving shelter to 1,000 Polish kids throughout World Warfare II.
“In 1939, when Philip Spratt, from Britain, belonging to the Communist Worldwide wrote, (who @Ram_Guha quotes) this was what was taking place in Gujarat: Jamnagar… Maharaja Jam Saheb Digvijaysinhji Jadeja… saved 1,000 Polish kids #Tradition,” Sitharaman tweeted.
Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani additionally responded to Guha’s tweet saying that Indians wouldn’t fall for “tips” of dividing them.
Quickly after, Guha tweeted: “I believed it was solely the Gujarat CM, however now it appears even the FM is obsessing a few humdrum historian’s tweets. The financial system is definitely in protected palms.”
Taking a swipe at Guha, Sitharaman tweeted late within the night: “The financial system may be very a lot in protected palms; fear not, Mr. Guha. Taking cognisance of ideas in present nationwide discourse+responsibly doing my job aren’t mutually unique. Both method, an curiosity in historical past is a plus. Absolutely an mental resembling your self ought to know that.”