Economy

Cong takes credit for social sector numbers

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on July 09, 2014

Almost all social and economic indicators were strong

The Congress looked happy with the figures laid down by the Economic Survey, as it said the Bharatiya Janata Party’s claims that it has inherited a poor economy was proved wrong by the Survey.

The Congress said almost all the social and economic indicators were strong and the BJP should desist from making comments against its predecessor, the United Progressive Alliance Government.

“Please don’t mislead the nation by complaining about the inheritance,” Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said.

Admitting that the Congress failed to propagate its work in the Government, he said figures do not really depend on the propaganda. “The name of the game is passing the buck,” he said, and added the number of poor in the country declined, the poverty ration declined and the agriculture sector grew 4.7 per cent during the UPA regime.

The Left parties said the trajectory set by the Survey is dangerous for the country. “The Government intends to further cut subsidies. They want to strengthen the globalisation process. Bad days are ahead for the common man,” said CPI(M) deputy leader in Rajya Sabha P Rajeeve.

The Biju Janata Dal said the real picture of the Indian economy was there in the Economic Survey.

“It throws light on the past one decade of economic activities. The employment rate has plummeted. The prevalent economic situation is not rosy. Let’s see what steps this Government will take to change the situation. We hope there will be some announcement in the Budget,” said BJD leader Bhartruhari Mahtab.

Published on July 09, 2014

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