Modi govt presenting rosy picture of economy: Anand Sharma

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Shimla, Sep 18: Former Union minister and Congress leader Anand Sharma today accused the NDA government of resorting to lies to present a rosy picture of economy and demanded a white paper on state of economy after the exit of UPA government.

"All the economic parameters are negative, investment on infrastructure and key sectors like Education had been reduced drastically, FDI is not coming, claims of increase in growth rate are misleading and there was no coherent policy to bring the economy back on rails", Sharma said while addressing a pres conference here today.

Modi govt presenting rosy picture of economy: Anand Sharma.
While the value of the rupee is sliding and the track record of the NDA government on investment and employment is dismal, the NDA government was trying to create a mirage to mislead the people, the deputy leader of CLP in Rajya Sabha, claimed.

Expressing concern over lack of clarity and consistency in foreign policy, Sharma said that the "Prime Minister has been visiting foreign countries and we have no problem with it but he should refrain from misguiding the people by claiming that International support for India has increased after the NDA government took over".

Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of not taking the nation into confidence on key issues, he said that nothing was told about his meeting with the Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at Ufa in Russia and even the Parliament was not informed about what transpired during the  talks.

Sharma said that "no Prime Minister of the country had defamed India in his speeches on foreign land in speeches as being done by Modi, which did not augur well for the country."

He said that Russia always extended unequivocal support to India for seat in UN Security Council with veto power but now its support is nuanced and the prime minister must explain, why and how this happened.

Accusing the prime minister of being arrogant Sharma said that he has centrallised all the powers, Civil Services are being pressurized and officers are quitting and the deadlock in the parliament was also because of his attitude.

PTI

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