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Culture of abusing private sector no longer acceptable: PM Modi

Modi on Wednesday stressed on the private sector's vital role in the economy and asserted that the culture of "abusing" it for votes is no longer acceptable

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PM Modi speaking in Lok Sabha | Photo: Screen grab

Prime Minister on Wednesday stressed on the private sector's vital role in the economy and asserted that the culture of "abusing" it for votes is no longer acceptable.

If the public sector is important, the role of the is also vital, he said during his reply in Lok Sabha to the discussion on the motion of thanks to the President's address.

Modi cited the examples of telecom and pharma sectors to note as to how the robust presence of private firms in these fields has helped people, with even the poor using smart phones, and mobile calls costing virtually nothing due to competitiveness.

If India is able to serve humanity during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is also due to the role of the private sector, he said.

"To use improper words against the may have got votes for a few people in the past but those times are gone. The culture of abusing the is not acceptable any longer. We cannot keep insulting our youth like this," he said.

The Modi government has announced in the Budget its fresh push for disinvestment in the public sector, drawing criticism from the Opposition.

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First Published: Wed, February 10 2021. 20:39 IST
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