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Direct taxpayers doubled in 3 years, 300 mn bank accounts added: Amit Shah

Said they not believe in taking decisions that 'look good to people', but that are 'good for people'

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Amit Shah
BJP National President Amit Shah

President on Saturday said the number of total has doubled in the last three years from 37 million to 64 million.

Shah in an industry interactive session at Ficci, said 300 mn new bank accounts were opened and seven crore people benefited from the Mudra bank (which benefits small entrepreneurs).

"We have worked very hard to carry forward the country's economy and is an example," Shah said, adding that the BJP government focused on long-term gains rather than short-term benefits.

He also said: "We have not linked the policy decisions with the vote bank. Due to this, our political loss may have happened."

The government does not believe in taking such decisions that "look good to people", but believes in taking decisions which are "good for people".

"If every house has a toilet, electricity and LPG cylinder will increase or not? This will not only increase the but also raise the living standard of people," he added.

Shah also said that political stability is necessary for economic and industrial development. "For the first time in 30 years a single majority party has come to power and people of India played a decisive role in this change."

First Published: Sat, September 09 2017. 13:26 IST