Economic policies should end disparity between rural-urban areas: Nitin Gadkari

Saturday, February 12, 2011

NEW DELHI - Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari has said the government’s economic policies should be aimed at reducing the disparity between rural and urban areas.

Talking to reporters on the sidelines of an event here on Friday, Gadkari said: “Rightfully implemented economic policy would end the disparity and the discrimination between rural and urban areas.

“If we rightfully implemented the current economic policies then the disparity that has been created between the urban and rural segments would not have been there. Hence some times I am saddened by the fact that one million farmers commit suicide in this country and 90 percent of the population who don’t even get one meal in a day and earn less than 20 rupees per day,” he said.

“Meanwhile, our Central Government buys aircrafts worth 700 billion rupees, why do they buy it? Private airlines like Jet, IndiGo and Spice can take care of the business and provide good service to the people and should give them a better timely service. It would have rather been a great socio-economic transformation, if the government had invested that 700 billion of budget money for the villages and poor people,” he added.

Gadkari also said the communism has changed across the world, but nothing has changed in India as communists and socialists always talked about farmers, poor and labourers but the result is still the same as poor get poorer and rich get richer.

“The economic discrimination and disparity have come to that stage and whether the communists talked about farmers, labourers and poor but as result those people who used to call tem socialists, they kept on retreating socialism and used to talk about the welfare of the poor but the economic result shows up that the poor get poorer and the rich get richer,” he added

Commenting over politics, Gadkari said that politics is the most polluted profession where the aspirant leaders are more concerned about their own ticket and their involvement in the politics.

“The most polluted field is that of politics and for this, not individuals but political parties are at fault,” he added.

Gadkari further said that it is the duty of the senior leaders to polish them and to motivate and assign them their responsibilities towards the country and the society for the betterment. (ANI)

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