Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said Indians need a “decisive leadership” to help economic growth and not “an unworkable alliance with maverick leadership”.
He said while listing various achievements of the Narendra Modi Government.
Taking a dig at the Grand Alliance of the opposition led by the Congress, he said their leadership would be constrained by the aspirations of its alliance partners.
“Who should be India’s Prime Minister, if India were to achieve this? Should he/ she be constrained by his/ her rival aspirants who have reluctantly supported him/ her out of mere dislike for a common opponent, or does India need a Prime Minister with a clear mandate as in 2014? Only such a Prime Minister can deliver growth and satisfy the nation’s aspirations,” Jaitley said.
Noting that India with a 7 to 7.5 percent growth rate is the fastest-growing major economy in the world and the government is trying to break the 8 percent barrier, Jaitley in a Facebook post said it is an indication of what social profile, purchasing power and quality of life Indians are going to have in the decades to come.
“To ensure that this happens as projected, it is a pre-requisite that India has a decisive leadership, consistency in policy direction and a strong and stable government. An unworkable alliance with maverick leadership whose longevity is a suspect can never achieve this,” the minister said.
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In his post titled “Political stability, Decisive Leadership and a Clear Mandate – Their Relationship with Growth”, Jaitley said the Ease of Doing Business rankings for five years have improved from 142nd to 77th position, and India is now aiming to be in the first 50.