Witty Chidambaram takes ‘baking’ jibe at Nirmala Sitharaman

Chidambaram offered a taste of her own medicine to the economics graduate from JNU by following his jibe with another tweet, “We thank the FM for revealing that she took bakery and cooking courses in university.”
P Chidambaram
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CHENNAI: Revenge is a dish best served cold, reads the old adage. But, not always. In current politics, it is better to serve it instantly, like a two-minute noodle. None understood the significance of the fast food-style revenge seeking better than former union finance minister P Chidambaram. And rightly so. The financial ‘distress’ the country is reeling under and the political wheeling and dealing between Congress and BJP in Goa seems to have brought the best out of an already witty P Chidambaram.

A consistent critic of the financial policies of the Modi regime, Chidmabaram did not spare incumbent Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman vis-a-vis the skyrocketing retail inflation. Responding to Sitharaman’s remark about the liberalisation reforms introduced by the Congress regime in the early 1990s, the Congress senior tweeted, “The FM is reported to have said that the 1991 reforms were half-baked. Thank God, Dr Manmohan Singh did not serve over-cooked and unpalatable food like demonetisation, multiple-rates GST and savage taxes on petrol and diesel.”

Chidambaram offered a taste of her own medicine to the economics graduate from JNU by following his jibe with another tweet, “We thank the FM for revealing that she took bakery and cooking courses in university.”

He offered another glimpse of his acerbity a day ago when his party MLAs defected to the rival BJP camp in Goa, the State he was in charge of. In an apparent response to the pontification of the Congress MLAs’, Chidambaram said, “I read a crushing comment from a Goan.”

“Silly Souls Sold,” he quipped, in a terse reminder of the misplaced moral compass of the Congress legislators and the bar ownership controversy BJP minister Smriti Irani’s family was entangled in.

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