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UPA tenure lost decade, India's growth not arithmetic inevitability: FM

Calling the ten years of UPA tenure India's lost decade because of bad policies and corruption, Sitharaman said growth in GDP does not happen automatically and requires a lot of effort

UPA tenure lost decade, India's growth not arithmetic inevitability: FM
Updated On : 29 Apr 2024 | 8:12 PM IST

Voting begins in first phase of Lok Sabha elections 2024: 10 key points

The first phase will see voting in 102 out of 534 Lok Sabha seats, across 17 states and four Union Territories

Voting begins in first phase of Lok Sabha elections 2024: 10 key points
Updated On : 19 Apr 2024 | 9:49 AM IST

Wages to workers: MGNREGA's fluctuating fate during Modi government

The rural employment scheme's nature and the objective had come in for strong criticism and plans were afoot to change its characteristics, according to civil society activists

Wages to workers: MGNREGA's fluctuating fate during Modi government
Updated On : 12 Apr 2024 | 11:35 PM IST

UPA lied to defend scams, my govt acting against corrupt: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted on Wednesday that earlier people used to question why the CBI and the ED did not act against powerful people, while those powerful and corrupt are now asking why the agencies are acting against them. Modi's apparent swipe at opposition leaders at News18 group's summit came amid their allegations that his government had been using probe agencies to target them. He cited massive hauls of cash from leaders belonging to parties like the Congress and the Trinamool Congress and said his government's tough action against corruption has rattled them into abusing him. These abuses will not make any difference, he said, asserting that he gets blessings of the poor who have been receiving all the benefits meant for them, unlike in the past when a huge chunk of welfare money used to be siphoned off. The government before 2014 was resorting to lies to defend its "scams" but the situation has reversed now as his dispensation is taking tough action against th

UPA lied to defend scams, my govt acting against corrupt: PM Modi
Updated On : 20 Mar 2024 | 11:04 PM IST

Smriti Irani challenges Rahul Gandhi for debate on UPA rule vs Modi govt

Union Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani has dared Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to have a debate on the "difference" between the 10 years of UPA rule and the Narendra Modi government

Smriti Irani challenges Rahul Gandhi for debate on UPA rule vs Modi govt
Updated On : 05 Mar 2024 | 7:11 AM IST

UPA's 10 years 'lost decade of corruption'; PM Modi rebuilt economy: BJP

The BJP on Friday described the UPA's 10 years as the "lost decade of corruption and cronyism" and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "politics of performance" has made India the world's fastest-growing economy. The UPA government left behind a "devastated" economy and Prime Minister Modi "rebuilt" it in five years, senior BJP leader and Union minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar said at a press conference at the party headquarters here. Prime Minister Modi's two consecutive terms have seen "tremendous structural changes" in the country, he said. "The most defining changes have been Prime Minister Narendra Modi's politics of performance, his ability to transform and execute it at an unprecedented scale and depth, solve problems that remained unsolved for decades and change the narrative about India," he said. The country's economy is a very good and shining example of how Prime Minister Modi's politics of performance has transformed India over the last 10 years and taken it from the ...

UPA's 10 years 'lost decade of corruption'; PM Modi rebuilt economy: BJP
Updated On : 01 Mar 2024 | 4:50 PM IST

Things have changed from UPA to UPI, says Anurag Thakur at FICCI event

India will become a developed nation much before 2047 through initiatives of the government and contributions from all quarters, including the industry, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur said here on Tuesday. Addressing the Viksit Bharat @ 2047 conclave organised by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Thakur said India moved from being counted among the fragile five economies in the world to the top five due to the bold policies and decisions taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The senior BJP leader said the prime minister was empowered to make tough decisions because of the clear mandate he received in the elections. "If you look back at 2014, we were among the fragile five economies of the world. There were corruption cases. There were many other issues faced by a lot of people where the delivery was a big challenge. From a lost decade to 'techade', how this journey has been from the time of UPA to the time of UPI, I think

Things have changed from UPA to UPI, says Anurag Thakur at FICCI event
Updated On : 27 Feb 2024 | 12:41 PM IST

NDA provided 1.5x more govt jobs than UPA, says PM Narendra Modi

He said the share of women in new appointments in Rojgar Melas had gone up to 18-20 per cent compared to the 7-8 per cent share in the appointments made by the previous government

NDA provided 1.5x more govt jobs than UPA, says PM Narendra Modi
Updated On : 12 Feb 2024 | 10:05 PM IST

Black and white

India must build on improved macroeconomic stability

Black and white
Updated On : 11 Feb 2024 | 9:45 PM IST

Confident about BJP crossing 370 seats-mark in Lok Sabha polls: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said he is confident the BJP will cross the 370 seats-mark in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, and even the opposition leaders in Parliament are saying the ruling coalition will get more than 400 seats. Addressing a public meeting of tribal community members in Madhya Pradesh's Jhabua district, PM Modi said the Congress was anti-tribal and thought of villages, farmers and the poor only during elections. He also said he had got overwhelming love from the people as he visited temples associated with Lord Ram in the south of the country. Aware of their imminent defeat, the Congress and its allies are resorting to last ditch-tactics, the PM said, adding that "loot and divide is the motto of the Congress. "The Congress when it is in power indulges in loot, while out of power engineers divisions (in society) based on language, region and caste," he said here. The Congress has drowned in its own sins and the more it will make efforts to come up the fur

Confident about BJP crossing 370 seats-mark in Lok Sabha polls: PM Modi
Updated On : 11 Feb 2024 | 5:52 PM IST

White Paper record for posterity, a serious document: FM Sitharaman

She said the NDA government has the power and vision, which was lacking during the UPA's term

White Paper record for posterity, a serious document: FM Sitharaman
Updated On : 09 Feb 2024 | 11:16 PM IST

India Shining, 20 years on

Three reasons why 2024 is not like 2004

India Shining, 20 years on
Updated On : 09 Feb 2024 | 10:53 PM IST

National security compromised, leadership failed in 10 years of UPA: FM

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said national security was compromised, environmental clearances delayed and leadership failed during the previous Congress-led UPA government. Replying to a debate in Lok Sabha on the White Paper on India's economy and its impact on the lives of people, Sitharaman said the UPA government indulged in "glaring mismanagement" of the defence sector and its highlight was the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland scam. "Critical shortage of ammunition & defence equipment was the main feature of 2014 when we inherited the economy. Bullet proof jackets were not available for our soldiers. Night vision goggles were not available," Sitharaman said. She said 'Jayanti Tax' during the UPA tenure delayed environment clearances for projects up to a year. The average time to clear projects increased to 316 days from 86 days between 2011 and 2014. She said 10 years of dedicated efforts of the Modi government have put the economy back on rails. "We correcte

National security compromised, leadership failed in 10 years of UPA: FM
Updated On : 09 Feb 2024 | 7:23 PM IST

UPA put 'family first', left India in 'dire straits' in 2014: FM Sitharaman

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday lambasted the previous Congress-led UPA government for its mismanagement of the economy saying the party put "family first" and left the country in "dire straits" in 2014, but it is now lecturing the Modi government on handling the economy. Initiating the debate on the 'White Paper on Indian economy and its impact on the lives of people of India' in the Lok Sabha, Sitharaman said the Modi government put "nation-first", and took the economy from 'fragile five' to 'top five'. India is now on the way to become the third largest global economy, she said. Amid constant bickering by the Congress members, Sitharaman said the White Paper is for record of posterity and the youth should know what efforts Prime Minister Narendra Modi has put in to restore India's past glory. "Ten years of one government with some crisis and 10 years of a different government with a different crisis. The comparison shown in this 'White Paper' clearly says how if th

UPA put 'family first', left India in 'dire straits' in 2014: FM Sitharaman
Updated On : 09 Feb 2024 | 4:49 PM IST

'Sporadic' vs 'saturated': NDA's dig at UPA govt's 10 years in White Paper

A subtext running through the white paper is that a "coalition of 26 parties" couldn't take crucial decisions, such as rolling out the goods and services tax (GST) regime

'Sporadic' vs 'saturated': NDA's dig at UPA govt's 10 years in White Paper
Updated On : 08 Feb 2024 | 11:34 PM IST

Overdependence on external commercial borrowing under UPA: White Paper

The white paper, tabled in Parliament on Thursday, compared the UPA government's two consecutive terms, starting 2004, vis-a-vis the NDA's tenure, beginning 2014

Overdependence on external commercial borrowing under UPA: White Paper
Updated On : 08 Feb 2024 | 11:28 PM IST

Banking crisis most infamous legacy of UPA government: White Paper

"Worse, even that high percentage of bad debts was an underestimate," the paper said

Banking crisis most infamous legacy of UPA government: White Paper
Updated On : 08 Feb 2024 | 11:25 PM IST

UPA ruined Indian economy, 'White Paper' to highlight deficiencies: BJP

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Jayant Sinha said on Wednesday that the Indian economy was ruined by the end of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) tenure in 2014, adding that the 'White Paper' likely to be presented by the Centre in Parliament would highlight the deficiencies in each sector that existed at that time.The government announced in the Union Interim Budget presented on February 1 that it would release a 'White Paper' to compare the economic performance of the Congress-led UPA government's 10 years with that of the BJP-led NDA government's 10 years.Speaking to ANI, Jayant Sinha said, "It is necessary that we present before the people that how a change has set in into the economy. There were deficiencies in every sector. If the economy is shining today and going ahead rapidly, it is due to our policies & work in these 10 years."Highlighting the economic mismanagement by Congress and the UPA during its tenure, Jayant Sinha, who was also the Minister of State (MoS) ...

UPA ruined Indian economy, 'White Paper' to highlight deficiencies: BJP
Updated On : 08 Feb 2024 | 6:43 AM IST

White elephant just before the elections: RJD MP Manoj Jha on white paper

This is the last session of the current Lok Sabha before the general elections expected to be held in April-May this year

White elephant just before the elections: RJD MP Manoj Jha on white paper
Updated On : 07 Feb 2024 | 11:04 AM IST

Gujarat govt paid Rs 8,200 cr in excess to Adani Power, says Congress

The Congress on Tuesday alleged the Gujarat government has paid Rs 8,200 crore in excess to Adani Power towards electricity purchase charges in two years which it dubbed "favouritism", a claim dismissed by the power minister who cited the rise in coal purchase cost. The Congress also demanded that the government recover the "additional Rs 8,265 crore" from Adani and invest it in increasing the capacity of state-run power generators. During Question Hour of the budget session of the Assembly, Congress MLA Tushar Chaudhary sought to know the rates at which the government purchased electricity from Adani Power Ltd during 2022 and 2023. In his reply, Power Minister Kanubhai Desai said electricity is purchased as per the "merit order" system which was introduced by the former Congress-led UPA government. "The state government had entered into an agreement with Adani Power in 2007 to purchase power at Rs 2.89 per unit under bid-1 and at Rs 2.35 per unit under bid-2 for 25 years. Such pow

Gujarat govt paid Rs 8,200 cr in excess to Adani Power, says Congress
Updated On : 06 Feb 2024 | 9:08 PM IST