‘Don’t depend too much on foreign wisdom, foreign money,’ says Joshi

Senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi on Wednesday hit out at Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on his budget 2013-14 and sarcastically advised him not to depend too much on “foreign wisdom and foreign money.”

Initiating the debate on the budget in the Lok Sabha, Mr. Joshi said, “Mr. Finance Minister, do not depend too much upon the foreign wisdom; on the foreign money. Try to invoke the inner strength of India, which you have said that you want to do but your Budget miserably fails.”

The Budget was totally in contradiction to what Mr. Chidambaram had said in the end of his budget speech. “I wish that should have been the real theme of your Budget, the real theme of any Indian Budget. In the times to come, we should not imitate; imitation is not civilization. Let us try to realise our own inner strength, the vitality of India... It is the civilizational consciousness of India which has to be rekindled and reawakened. And with that spirit, if you come before the nation, I think, the nation will respond as it responded to Lal Bahadur Sastri and Atal Bihari Vajpayee.”

Prior to that Mr. Joshi quoted from the words of Swami Vivekananda to stress his point on trusting on Indian wisdom.

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