Abolish I-T, maintain 10% GDP for a decade to beat China: Subramanian Swamy | Surat News
Addressing a large gathering at the session on India Rising-Future Economic Outlook organised by the Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SGCCI) at Sarsana on Saturday, Swamy lamented that the country’s economy is in bad shape for the past couple of years and the GDP is continuously down sliding.
“PM Narendra Modi focused on Ujwala, toilets and cleanliness, but on the other hand our factories are shutting down and the unemployment is rising. This is a big challenge and the economic policies are needed to be framed in right perspective,” he said.
The senior leader further said, “I have been writing letters to PM Modi since 2015 on the economic policies, but he is not listening. It may be because, I am the ‘Jamai’ (brother-in-law) as my wife is from Gujarat. I am ready to give the blueprint for the economic success” said Swamy.
“If India successfully achieves 10% GDP for one decade at least, it will overtake China and challenge the US in the next 20 years,” Swamy asserted.
India is a superpower when it comes to young population with average age of 26 years, he said. He added that 70% of the population is below 35 years of age. In America, it is 47 years, followed by China 35 years and Japan is 50 years, he explained.
“India is full of potential and talent. Our expert minds are going in foreign countries and achieving big milestones in technology, research and other areas. We have lost our resources and they have to be brought back,” Swamy said.
Coming down heavily on the protests against the Citizen Amendment Act (CCA) going on in the country, Swamy said, “The CAA protests across the country are fake and sponsored by foreign powers, who wants to spread fear among the people. This is a conspiracy against India’s development. There is no such section where the BJP has decided on its own and brought to the Parliament.”
“Our constitution is of Hindu Rashtra. There are sections for cow slaughter, giving encouragement to Sanskrit, Uniform Civil Code etc. Only BJP can protect the integrity of this country,” Swamy said, adding that Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan are Islamic states and are not secular like India.
“Muslims have not come as refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan as all these countries are Islamic. However, when the list was made there were no Muslims. There were 25,000 Hindus, 5,000 Sikh, 1,000 Christian, two each of Buddhist and Parsi,” he added.