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Sitharaman terms horse-racing as horse-trading, then corrects but Opposition has a field day

Leaders across political parties took note of Sitharaman’s blooper and took to Twitter to take dig at her over ‘horse-trading’.

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New Delhi: A small slip-up by the Finance Minister Niramla Sitharaman while briefing the press over new GST rates has given a handle to the Opposition parties, who are utilizing the moment to poke fun at the Minister.

FM Sitharaman was addressing a press conference on Wednesday after the conclusion of GST council meet. While speaking to press, she made an inadvertent error and described horse-racing as horse-trading. Though the minister was quick to correct her mistake but this small slip of tongue was enough for Opposition to lap up the opportunity and take jibes at the Minister as well as BJP-led Centre.

Leaders across political parties took note of Sitharaman’s blooper and took to Twitter to take dig at her over ‘horse-trading’.

Horse-trading is currently the buzz word in political circles, owing to the political churn in Maharashtra. The word Horse trading means intense & fierce bargaining in political circles. Congress & MVA partners are alleging BJP hand in engineering split within the alliance, claiming that BJP indulged in horse-trading to precipitate the crisis.

From Congress Pawan Khera to CPI(M)’s Sitharama Yechury to Trinamool Congress, all commented on Sitharaman’s viral video. Though most of them refrained from directly blaming BJP for Uddhav govt’s fall but made enough insinuations that the Minister was aware of BJP’s gameplan and the ‘truth came out’ via slip of tongue.

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