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UPA gave loans blindly, weakened banking sector: BJP

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The BJP on Wednesday attacked the Congress-led for blindly giving loans and weakening the banks due to which their losses increased from Rs 18,000 crore to Rs 53,000 crore, and said the NDA government brought transparency and forced people to repay their loans.

"is not restricted only to the cleanliness of courtyards but is also about the cleanliness in our economic system," told a press conference here.

The (BJP) said that after assuming the office in 2014, the inherited an extremely

"But the took a wise decision not to bring any such white paper and they responsibly ran the government and brought to only strengthen the economy," Goyal said.

Slamming the previous (UPA) government for giving loans without doing the fact-check of projects, Goyal said: "The started distributing loans from 2006 and the procedure went on till 2014. The increased from Rs 18,000 crore to Rs 53,000 crore in those years."

"Due to blindly giving of loans overcapacity was created," he said.

Citing example of the Indian Bank, Goyal said: "Same situation of the non-performing assets (NPAs) was prevalent when had come to power. And at that time, he brought the transparency and the is running in profit."

"And today, we have also brought transparency in the NPA loans and tried to resolve the entire mess that gave us," he said.

Attacking the Congress-led government, Goyal said: "UPA blindly gave out loans and weakened the banks, but the ushered in transparency and forced all the responsible individuals to repay the loans."

"In case they couldn't repay the loans, we tried to resolve through Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code," he said.

The Railway and also said that during the UPA government, a lot of big people took loans without taking into account the responsibility that comes along with it.

"But it is which has acted tough with these people and forced them to pay back," he said.

Goyal further said that the strictness of the government also led to the implementation of the Fugitive Law, under which the properties of the defaulters are attached.

This is the first government which has taken strict action against the rich people to repay loan, he underlined.

Citing the achievements of his government, Goyal said: "Our government implemented the Benami Act. We brought GST instead of 40 different taxes," the BJP added.



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First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 19:02 IST