Nirmala Sitharaman Slams Congress For Mocking Fit India Movement

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Responding to Congress party's tweets undermining Fit India Movement launched by PM Modi, Nirmala Sitharaman gave a befitting reply to the Grand Old Party.

Written By Monica Aggarwal | Mumbai | Updated On:

The Congress party undermined the 'Fit India' movement launched by PM Modi on Thursday. Responding to Congress' tweet, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman gave a befitting reply to the Grand Old Party. Addressing an event, Nirmala Sitharaman reminded the Congress party over inflation and corruption during the UPA government. Nirmala Sitharaman added that the Grand Old party has not learned their lessons even from the defeat in 2014 and 2019 elections when citizens voted BJP to power splendid mandate. 

"They ran an economy with double digit inflation through 10 years that they were in power. Prices were sky-rocketing during their (UPA) time. Scandal after scandal even in the allocation of basic endowment of this country, eg coal, 2G. Today there are phones in everyone's hands. They could not control prices, they led the country into corruption, they led the country into exploiting public assets. Everyone know what they did. There was nothing left without corruption during their time. If managing economy was corruption, if managing the economy was to have sky-rocketing inflation, they mastered it. Talking about fit or unfit is not for the congress. They have not learnt their lessons from the defeat of 2014 and again in 2019," Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said slamming Congress. 

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Congress mocks Fit India Movement

Taking to Twitter, the Congress on Thursday launched a Twitter campaign - 'Unfit govt, unfit economy'.  In a series of tweets, Congress mocked the Indian economy and PM Modi. The party also gave PM Modi's 'Yoga video' aiming at spreading health awareness an ugly twist. In another tweet, Congress also taunted the RBI's recent surplus transfer of Rs. 1.76 Lakh Crores to the Centre. A third tweet sees the Congress party taking a dig at the Economy even as the government recently announced a slew of measures aimed at tackling the slow growth. 

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PM Modi launches Fit India movement

PM Modi launched the 'Fit India Movement'. Addressing the gathering at the Indira Gandhi Stadium in Delhi, he said that health consciousness is the key to good health. He urged all to make it a mass movement similar to that of Swaach Bharat Mission. At a colourful ceremony, which included a presentation of India's indigenous martial art forms, dances and sports, the Prime Minister said that technology has contributed to a sedentary lifestyle but fitness has been an integral part of India's culture. He added that the initiative is the need of the hour and will take the country towards a healthier future. 

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