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Rahul Gandhi Takes Dig at PM Modi Over Finance Ministry's Functioning

India | Associated Press | May 9, 2018, 3:54 pm
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 Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's functioning by penning a tweet in the form of a letter from Modi to the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. (Image: AP)

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's functioning by penning a tweet in the form of a letter from Modi to the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. (Image: AP)

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 While Jaitley has undergone treatment for kidney-related problems and is awaiting a kidney transplant, Finance Secretary Hasmukh Adhia is on leave for over a fortnight. (Image: AP)

While Jaitley has undergone treatment for kidney-related problems and is awaiting a kidney transplant, Finance Secretary Hasmukh Adhia is on leave for over a fortnight. (Image: AP)

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 Gandhi tweeted:

Gandhi tweeted: "Dear FM, As you are indisposed and Finance Secretary (Hasmukh Adhia) is on vacation with his Guru on a quest for inner peace, I have decided to shut the Finance Ministry till further notice. The PMO will take all financial policy decisions as before. Prime Minister." (Image: AP)

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 Rahul also attached a news story headlined

Rahul also attached a news story headlined "Finance ministry expected to collapse - with Jaitley out of action, finance secretary going on leave with a baba."

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"Jaitley had not attended office for a month. Adhia has also taken leave for an unusually long period of 16 days to go for a yoga/meditation holiday with his Guru Swami Visharadanand Saraswathy to Mysuru," the news report said.

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"Adhia will be on leave from May 5 to 20. Expenditure Secretary A.N. Jha is expected to officiate in his absence," the news report said. (Image: AP)

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 India's Congress party president Rahul Gandhi with his supporters while campaigning for upcoming Karnataka state legislative elections in Malur. (Image: AP)

India's Congress party president Rahul Gandhi with his supporters while campaigning for upcoming Karnataka state legislative elections in Malur. (Image: AP)

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