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PM Modi slams Congress over inflation stats during UPA

Written by  Shgun S -- February 08th 2022 01:41 PM -- Updated: February 08th 2022 02:01 PM
PM Modi slams Congress over inflation stats during UPA

PM Modi slams Congress over inflation stats during UPA

New Delhi, February 8: After relentless criticism from the opposition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday hit back at Congress and slammed the party for double-digit inflation during the UPA government. He further said that India is the only country in the world, which is witnessing high economic growth and also keeping inflation in check at about 4-5 per cent, which was in double digits before 2014. "The US is witnessing worst inflation in 40 years, while the UK is facing the worst inflation in 30 years. Similar trends are visible in many other European countries. However, we have kept the inflation in check, maintaining it between 4 to 5 percent," said the Prime Minister in Rajya Sabha.

PM bashes UPA's inflation figures "During the UPA regime, inflation had touched double digits. We are the only large economy with high growth and low inflation," PM Modi remarked in his reply to the debate on the Motion of Thanks to the President's address to the joint session of Parliament. Also Read | India logs 67,597 new Covid-19 cases, positivity rate at 5.02% He further slammed Opposition parties for showing the lack of trust in the indigenous Covid-19 vaccines. "In the last two years, some opposition party leaders have displayed immaturity. Campaigns were launched against Indian vaccines in order to create doubts among the public," PM Modi stated. On Monday evening, PM Modi responded to the debate on the Motion of Thanks to the President's address to the Parliament. PM bashes UPA's inflation figures "Some people need self-introspection. When an all-party meeting over the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic was called and the government gave a detailed presentation, even then some parties skipped it. They boycotted such an important meeting," he added. PM Modi, however, lauded Sharad Pawar, former Union Minister and leader of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). "I would like to express my gratitude to Sharad Rao (Sharad Pawar). He reached out to political leaders and urged them to take part in the all-party meeting," said the PM. "He, along with TMC and other parties, attended the meeting. Despite the fact that the pandemic affected entire humankind, you still boycotted the meet," PM Modi added, targeting Congress which had skipped the all-party meeting on Covid-19 management last year. PM bashes UPA's inflation figures The Prime Minister further said that he was surprised to see some Members saying that India's vaccination drive is not a big deal. He said that the government served the people regardless of caste, creed, or religion. Even when the government is working for the people's welfare, PM Modi blasted the opposition for adopting a confrontational approach. "The mindset that being in the Opposition means creating hurdles for welfare measures is wrong," he said. The Prime Minister also praised the startup ec-system, claiming that the number of unicorns created in India in a year has surpassed the total number of unicorns ever created in India. Also Read | Gautam Adani overtakes Mukesh Ambani to become Asia’s richest person -PTC News

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