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Yashwant Sinha article: Piyush Goyal says India became world’s fastest growing economy under PM Modi

28 September, 2017 1:45 AM
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Yashwant Sinha article: Piyush Goyal says India became world’s fastest growing economy under PM Modi

Yashwant Sinha article row: A political slugfest erupted after former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha had attacked Arun Jaitley and the Centre, saying economy is in a downward spiral.

Yashwant Sinha article row: A political slugfest erupted after former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha had attacked Arun Jaitley and the Centre, saying the country’s economy is in a downward spiral. While Congress quickly latched on to Sinha’s opinion article to train its guns on the Centre, the Narendra Modi government tactfully handle the criticism and hit back by rejecting the allegations. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal led BJP’s counter saying that India has become world’s fastest growing economy under Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “The whole country and the world has seen that under the decisive leadership of Prime Minister Modi, India has become the world’s fastest growing economy for three consecutive years in a row. For the first time in the Indian history, India is driving world growth at all levels,” Goyal said, according to ANI report.

Speaking about the measures taken by the central government, Goyal said the government has brought in unprecedented landmark reforms like Goods and Services Tax (GST). Goyal claimed that GST was never imagined possible in a country of the size and scale of India. “In fact, we are the largest country in the world to have implemented GST…The kind of structural changes we have brought in different aspects of economy, different aspects of government’s working, breaking the silos within different departments and working as one strong entity with the steadfast purpose of serving the poorest of poor. The poorest of the poor is in the focus of every action of this government,” Goyal said.

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“If you see, some of the landmark reforms that this government has brought in are unprecedented — something like GST, which was never imagined possible in a country of the size and scale of India. In fact, we are the largest country in the world to have implemented GST…The kind of structural changes we have brought in different aspects of economy, different aspects of government’s working, breaking the silos within different departments and working as one strong entity with the steadfast purpose of serving the poorest of poor. The poorest of the poor is in the focus of every action of this government,” Goyal said.

The Railway minister said said that no other government had taken initiatives for reforms as strongly as the BJP-led NDA government in the Centre had in three years. “I think this kind of massive structural reforms, landmark reforms…and along with that, have given this nation one of the cleanest governments ever. Scam free clean govt ..in three years brought in an image of India — both within India and internationally – of a government that can work honestly, that can work for the welfare of the poorest of poor and in many ways a government that, for the first time in the history of India, attacked black money, attacked corruption as never before,” according to Indian Express report.

Yesterday, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had also said the Indian economy is the fastest growing in the world and the country’s credibility has been established in the international arena under the Modi government.

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Source: financialexpress.com

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