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Congress invokes HDFC chief to target Modi government

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on January 24, 2018 Published on February 19, 2015

The party wondered whether Parekh’s comments are not throwing light on the policy paralysis at the Centre.





The Congress has used HDFC Chairman Deepak Parekh’s comment that there is no change on ground on ease of doing business in the new Modi government, to criticise the Centre’s policies for entrepreneurs. The opposition party wondered whether Parekh’s comments are not throwing light on the policy paralysis at the Centre.

Party leader and former minister Manish Tewari said on Twitter that the BJP’s charge that decisions were not taken during the UPA’s regime is now applicable on the Narendra Modi government as well. “Despite best decadal growth as legacy in 9 months Corporate Cheerleaders of govt are venting & blowing Is this not Policy Paralysis Mr PM?” Tewari tweeted, citing the BJP’s attacks against the UPA government.

Another party spokesperson Sanjay Jha hoped that Parekh’s comments will not be treated as anti-national. “Well known business leader Deepak Parekh laments the underperforming Modi Sarkar at ground level. I hope that is not anti-national,” he said.

The BJP had said that the “lack of political authority” with former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was the reason for policy paralysis during UPA-II. The party had used the issue during the campaigns in the Lok Sabha elections too.

The BJP has been saying that key decisions on implementing reforms were delayed during UPA-II. The Congress, on the other hand, had alleged that a non-cooperative Opposition was the reason for delay in clearances for key policy decisions during its government.

Published on February 19, 2015
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