We need a new Finance Minister, very urgentlyThe absolute disaster is there for all to see. The worst contraction in the GDP over several years is now out in the open. Nirmala Seetharaman has been one of the worst Finance Minister. The economy is in a shambles. The Finance Minister does not have a single clue as to how to revive the economy.
Jobs need to be found. Government spending has be kick-started once again so that the poor are provided with at least contract jobs., The factories need to be provided incentives to hire at least apprentices from among the vast armies of diploma and engineering graduates, so that they will at least get some training. The time to think aloud is now. However, Nirmala has been found wanting on every count. To escape responsibility for the sorry state of affairs by attributing it to God is the worst comment that one can hear from a Finance Minster.
The Prime Minster has to hire this talent from outslde. After all, the external affairs minister is a former official who handed similar responsibilities. Let the PM be bold and hire Dr. Rangarajan or some some other economist in this crucial time of crisis.