Addressing the media today, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said one year of decisive and corruption-free governance at the Centre has set the stage for a double-digit growth rate and promised to continue economic reforms with a view to make it conducive to do business in India.
Jaitley slammed the Congress for positioning itself as anti-growth and anti-development by obstructing reforms measures like GST and amendments to the land acquisition law.
During his interaction with the media, the FM said: “A very important highlight of the government has been to give a corruption-free administration to the country. The common man has been freed from political corruption. We have done it in one year.”
Jaitley also expressed the government’s commitment to GST and the land acquisition bill, besides promising more funds for rural development and infrastructure.
“One year back, there was an environment of pessimism…there was general environment of gloom. In its place, an environment of enthusiasm has been created,” he said, adding that decisiveness even in the face of obstructions has been the hallmark of the Modi government.