Fastest growth rate in India, Congress shedding crocodile tears: BJP

New Delhi: All opposition parties, including Congress, launched the attack on the Modi government after RSS General Secretary Dattatreya Hosbale voiced serious concerns about poverty, rising unemployment and gender inequality. income in the country. Attacking the BJP government in the Center and the RSS, top Congress leader Digvijay Singh described the statement as the result of the success of Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra.

However, the BJP rejected the claims of all opposition parties, saying Congress has no right to speak on the matter. Against allegations of rising inflation by Congress, the BJP said that Congress should review the rate of inflation during the tenure of the Manmohan Singh government.

In a conversation with IANS, BJP national spokesperson and economic affairs expert, Gopal Krishna Agarwal, referring to the global situation, claimed that India has the fastest growth rate in the world and that the inflation rate here is also very low compared to other countries including America. and Europa.

Describing the criticisms of Congress as crocodile tears, Agarwal said that during the tenure of the Congress government, the inflation rate was around 10% and the growth rate was also declining rapidly.

Referring to the success of the Modi government on the inflation front, he said that currently the inflation rate in the country is around 7% and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) was trying to bring it down to 6% since the RBI needs to strike a balance between the rate of inflation and economic growth.

He also said that whenever commodity prices rise, the poor are the most affected and so to relieve them, Modi government is giving free ration to 80 million people, Rs 5 lakh insurance to Ayushman Bharat , gas subsidies and effectively running social protection programs like 200 days wages under MGNREGA, PM Kisan Samman Nidhi, PM Awas Yojana whose money goes directly into the accounts of the poor. He said these programs have also been appreciated by the World Bank and the World Health Organization.

“As far as unemployment is concerned, it is a hot topic. But this problem has not arisen to date, although it has existed since India’s independence. Our government, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is constantly trying to promote entrepreneurship. Aid of over Rs 4 lakh crore has been granted. Procurement from domestic industries is encouraged in the defense sector. Many foreign companies have been taken out of the bidding process,” Agarwal said.

“In many sectors, including infrastructure, construction, logistics, the government is developing a policy that will create more and more jobs. Mudra loans are given for self-employment. The startup ecosystem is promoted. Self-employment is the solution to the problem of unemployment and the government is simultaneously working on several fronts for the same. Along with this, the government is also going to provide government jobs to 10 lakh youths in mission mode,” he said.

He claimed the government was also working to reduce economic inequality in the country as crocodile tears from Congress supposedly distort reality.

Referring to the government’s efforts to permanently reduce the gap between rich and poor in the country, Agarwal said the gap between the poor and the rich is widening due to corruption and leakage in collection taxes and that the government has managed to control both.

He said that on the one hand, as the collection of GST and direct taxes increases, efforts are being made to reduce this gap by passing the benefits of the different social protection schemes directly to the accounts of the beneficiaries.