Nirmala Sitharaman speaks on inflation after casting vote in Karnataka


Union Finance Minister who was among the early voters on Wednesday to cast her vote at a polling booth in Bengaluru said that the public should not be burdened by inflation, however the Opposition has no right to speak on this issue.
“On inflation, I am with the public that yes, there should not be a burden on them but the Opposition has no right (to speak on it). They should look at their own tenure,” Nirmala Sitharaman said while talking to reporters after casting her vote here in the Karnataka Assembly elections. The union minister also termed the Congress promise of banning the Bajrang Dal as “an example of stupidity”.

“We always read Hanuman Chalisa and offer prayers to Bajrang Bali, but they (Congress) do this during the election. They mentioned that in their manifesto, this is an example of stupidity,” she said.
During political campaigning for the State elections – the issue of Bajrang Dal took centre stage.
The Congress party last week in its manifesto stated that it will take “decisive action” as per law including banning organisations like Bajrang Dal, the Popular Front of India and others.