HYDERABAD: Asserting that the Narendra Modi government has done commendable work since it assumed office two months ago, union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu yesterday said it was trying to put the country’s economy back on rails.
He told reporters here that the economy was derailed during the UPA’s rule and that the Modi government is trying to put it back on rails.
He also blamed the previous government for messing up everything, including economy and administration, for devaluation of rupee and leaving behind a huge debt.
Naidu said inviting SAARC leaders at Modi’s swearing-in as the prime minister sent a good message as for the first time in the history the heads of the SAARC countries came together on such a platform.
The prime minister also attended BRICS summit and India was made the first chairman of the newly-set up BRICS Bank, he said, adding that Modi demonstrated his foreign policy and took the initiative in improving ties with the member countries. The prime minister held talks with the leaders of other countries.
Naidu said the government in its first budget took several development-oriented measures and tried to create atmosphere conducive for investment. “The government created confidence among people about their future. It also began efforts to solve various problems faced by the country,” he said.
The minister claimed that the government also tried to strengthen the railways and started work on pending projects.
Naidu, who also holds the parliamentary affairs portfolio, lashed out at the Congress party for criticizing the National Democratic Alliance government for the very decisions that had been taken during the United Progressive Alliance’s 10-year rule but not implemented for one reason or the other.