0
Email

Narendra Modi slams Centre for 'lacking urgency' in tackling economic crises

PTI [ Updated 27 Dec 2012, 15:32:34 ]
Narendra Modi slams Centre for 'lacking urgency' in tackling economic crises
FONT SIZE

New Delhi, Dec 27: Fresh from his electoral triumph, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today hit out at the Centre's policies which "lack urgency or seriousness" in tackling economic crises and the "sense of pessimism" in the 12th Plan.



"It seems that there is no urgency or seriousness in tackling economic crises facing the country. There has been a virtual lack of direction in the macroeconomic management of the country," Modi said at the 57th National Development Council (NDC) meting here. Copies of the speech were circulated at the venue.

Attacking the government for lowering the growth target for the 12th Plan, Modi said though the target of 9 per cent GDP growth, talked about last year, appeared ambitious, "it was not impossible to achieve if we had the political will to do what is necessary".

"In this context, it is painful to note the unmistakable sense of pessimism in the 12th Plan document...Significantly lowering the growth targets of the 12th Plan will further add to the mood of despondency and pessimism in the country and cast increasing doubts on the sustainability of the India Growth Story," he said.

Modi sought to project the Gujarat model of development by listing out the initiatives taken by him in various sectors including agriculture, urban development and decentralised planning.

Modi, who was sworn-in as chief minister for the fourth time yesterday, was greeted by several leaders including Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.

Modi walked up to Himachal Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh to greet him on assumption of office on Tuesday.




India Tv Mobile Wesbite
Mandate 2014
At A Glance
Tej Pratap Yadav- new member of Mulayam Singh's family to join electoral politics
Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav declared  more
10 facts to know about Benazir Bhutto, former Pakistan PM
Benazir Bhutto is a name that will always be remembered  more
'MyGov' portal: NaMo model for 'participative governance' and 'Surajya'
New Delhi: While campaigning for 2014 Lok  more
Read More >>
Know Your Leader
B'day spl: Know Mulayam Singh's compulsions behind supporting UPA govt
New Delhi, Sep 27: Mulayam Singh Yadav  more
Know criminal-turned-politician BSP MP Dhananjay Singh
New Delhi: The Bahujan Samaj Party MP from Jaunpur, Uttar  more
Who is Sadhu Yadav?
New Delhi: Sadhu Yadav – this is one name that  more
Read More >>
Politics Archive
TODAY'S BEST VIDEO
Girl beaten, filmed and threatened in Delhi, culp..

Girl beaten, filmed and threatened in Delhi, culprit...

'Maa ka doodh piya hai to msg press ko dikha..

In what could spell trouble for the Haryana...

INDIAtv Poll
ALSO READ
X
Jayalalithaa seeks Narendra Modi's intervention to secure release of TN fishermen
Chennai: Hours after Sri Lankan Navy arrested 50 fishermen from Tamil Nadu, Chief...
Read More >>