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Modi takes swipe at Punjab govt on ease of doing business; lauds Haryana

Press Trust of India  |  Malout (Pb) 

today hit out at the Amarinder Singh-led government in over a recent report on the ease of doing business questioning why the state was slipping in the rankings.

"I want to urge the people of to ask the government why the state's ranking has slipped in the report on ease of doing business," Modi said at a 'Kisan Kalyan rally' here.

He pointed out that the state's ranking had slipped from where it was during the regime of former

"People of should seek an answer from the government that in a short span of time what have they done to the state," he said.

Punjab stood 20th in the rankings.

Modi congratulated and people of the state as it was positioned at number three in the list.

"made a huge jump in the country to come at number three in terms of ease of doing business as per yesterday's report," he said.

The ranking report was prepared by the World Bank and the (DIPP).

Among those present on the dais were Parkash Singh Badal, Khattar, and president

Modi showered praises on Parkash Singh Badal, whose party is a BJP ally.

"I am fortunate that whenever I need guidance on any issue concerning farmers, I look at Badal, who dedicated his life for farmers and knows their problems," the said. "Badal always guides us on farmers' issues," he added.

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First Published: Wed, July 11 2018. 18:06 IST