Expressing confidence that the Modi government will be elected again in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her Interim Budget speech said that the government will present a detailed roadmap for 'Viksit Bharat’ in the July budget.
The Finance Minister said that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi led government stands committed to strengthening and expanding the economy with high growth and to create conditions for people to realise their aspirations.
"Prime Minister in his Independence Day address to the nation, in the 75th year of our Republic said; we “commit ourselves to national development, with new inspirations, new consciousness, new resolutions, as the country opens up immense possibilities and opportunities”. It is our ‘Kartavya Kaal’," she added.
"Every challenge of the pre-2014 era was overcome through our economic management and our governance. These have placed the country on a resolute path of sustained high growth," she said.
"This has been possible through our right policies, true intentions, and appropriate decisions. In the full budget in July, our Government will present a detailed roadmap for our pursuit of ‘Viksit Bharat’," she added.
The FM further said that over the last ten years, the direct tax collections have more than trebled and the return filers swelled to 2.4 times.
"I would like to assure the taxpayers that their contributions have been used wisely for the development of the country and welfare of its people," she added.
Kuldeep is Senior Editor (Newsroom) at Swarajya. He tweets at @kaydnegi.
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