Finance Minister refuses answer to question on taxation

The broker questioned Sitharaman over the taxation system of the Union government, terming it as his “sleeping partner”.

BySouth First Desk

Published May 17, 2024 | 9:30 AMUpdatedMay 17, 2024 | 9:30 AM

Nirmala Sitharaman on Modi government

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is facing backlash over her response to a query by a stock broker during a programme organised by the Bombay Stock Exchange. The broker questioned Sitharaman over the Union government’s taxation system, terming it as his ‘sleeping partner’. She evaded the question, saying, ‘A sleeping partner cannot answer that sitting here.’

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