New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Thursday during the no confidence motion debate that India is in the unique position of being optimistic and positive about its future growth when the global economy is struggling with the twin challenges of high inflation and slow growth.
Taking a dig at the UPA, Sitharaman accused them of only selling dreams but NDA fulfilled all of them. “Transformation comes through actual delivery, and not through spoken words. You show dreams to people. We make their dreams a reality. We believe in empowering all and appeasement of none,” Sitharaman said.
Referring to the ‘Garibi Hatao’ slogan of the UPA government headed by Indira Gandhi, she asked whether poverty could be actually removed.
“PM Modi has changed this completely. There is a transformation in our governance,” she said and asserted that words such as “milega” (you will get) have been replaced by people saying “mil gaya” (we have got it).
“Words like ‘banega’, ‘milega’ are not in use anymore, What are the people using these days? ‘Ban gaye’, ‘mil gaye’, ‘aa gaye’, she said.
During the discussion, Sitharaman said that in 9 years, the economy rose and saw economic development due to the policies of our government, despite COVID. “In 2013, Morgan Stanley had included India in the list of five fragile economies of the world. India was declared a fragile economy. Today, the same Morgan Stanley upgraded India and gave it a higher rating. In just nine years, the economy rose and saw economic development due to the policies of our government, despite COVID. Today, we are the fastest-growing economy of the world,” Sitharaman said.