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‘Inflation Due To Speech By Jawaharlal Nehru’: Madhya Pradesh Minister

Vishvas Sarang has made numerous controversial statements in previous. (File photograph)


A BJP minister in Madhya Pradesh on Saturday stated the issue of inflation doesn’t come up “in a day or two”, and the financial system started to go downhill as a result of “mistakes” of Jawaharlal Nehru’s speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort on August 15, 1947.

Inflation would have been underneath management had the primary prime minister of the nation and his occasion left the financial system in fine condition, Minister for Medical Education Vishvas Sarang stated.

Speaking to reporters in Bhopal a couple of deliberate protest by the Congress over rising costs and different points, Mr Sarang stated that “if the credit for increasing inflation by crippling the economy after the country’s independence goes to anyone, it is the Nehru family”.

“Inflation does not rise in a day or two. The foundation of the economy is not laid in a day or two. The country’s economy has deteriorated due to the mistakes of the speech that Jawaharlal Nehru delivered from the ramparts of the Red Fort on August 15, 1947,” the BJP chief stated.

The Narendra Modi authorities, however, has strengthened the financial system up to now seven years, he stated.

The inflation is down and other people’s incomes have elevated through the BJP rule, the minister claimed.

Congress staff ought to somewhat protest in entrance of “10 Janpath” (occasion president Sonia Gandhi’s residence), he stated.

Later, talking to PTI, Mr Sarang stated the nation’s financial system was based totally on agriculture, however Jawaharlal Nehru uncared for it.

“Seventy per cent of our population is dependent on agriculture, but he did not care about this sector. The village economy was sustainable and self-reliant. He put his western mindset in this and ended the village economy,” he stated.

The fallacious insurance policies of Jawaharlal Nehru had been answerable for the current scenario, Mr Sarang added.

Industrialization was nice, nevertheless it ought to have been based mostly on agriculture, he stated.

“Our situation would have been different had the industrialization been based on agriculture,” the minister stated.

The issues such because the Kashmir dispute and inner safety and cross-border points which date again to Jawaharlal Nehru’s occasions nonetheless persist and this crippled our financial system, Mr Sarang stated.

He additionally claimed {that a} river-linking undertaking had been proposed by Nehru’s cupboard.

“The implementation of the river interlinking project then would have brightened the country”s future permanently…the country, which is dependent on agriculture, would have become fully irrigated,” he added.

“Inflation would have been under control, had the Congress and Nehru left the economy in good shape and industrialization been based on agriculture,” the BJP chief stated.

Congress leaders within the state, in the meantime, ridiculed Mr Sarang’s feedback.

MP Congress spokesperson KK Mishra stated, “Vishwas Sarang, an eligible minister of Shivraj’s (Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan) circus, is blaming the country”s inflation on Nehru”s speech in 1947, when he was not even born. As a departmental (health) minister, can you state if Nehru was also responsible for the thousands of deaths due to lack of beds, oxygen and Remdesivir during the coronavirus pandemic?”

Narendra Saluja, one other Congress spokesperson, stated the BJP ministry in Madhya Pradesh was stuffed with bizarre individuals.

“A minister starts climbing up an electricity poll to repair it, another talks about how many children a couple should have, yet another says that money should be charged for a selfie. Now, a minister is holding a speech delivered 75 years ago responsible for inflation. Why did the BJP then promise relief from inflation in its poll campaign?” he requested.

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