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GDP growth declined under NDA regime: Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy

GDP growth declined under NDA regime: Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy
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CPI General Secretary Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy said on Sunday the GDP growth declined from 7.5 per cent to 6.1 per cent during the last three years under the NDA rule and felt the GDP growth would come down further in future. 

Vijayawada: CPI General Secretary Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy said on Sunday the GDP growth declined from 7.5 per cent to 6.1 per cent during the last three years under the NDA rule and felt the GDP growth would come down further in future.

He termed the three-year BJP rule as a disaster. He alleged that the BJP-led government failed on all fronts and it did not fulfill pre-poll promises. Sudhakar Reddy along with senior CPI leader D Raja and party State secretary K Ramakrishna addressed media conference at the party’s State office here.

He pointed out that Narendra Modi had promised to bring back the black money from other countries and would generate employment in the country but failed to do so during the last three years. Sudhakar Reddy said Indian economy suffered huge loss due to demonetisation and its ill effects.

He questioned why the government failed to release Rs 1,000 currency note and released Rs 2000 currency note. He wondered why the Central government did not reveal how much old currency was received from the public after demonetisation.

Referring to Gau Rakshaks and ban on the sale of cattle to the slaughter houses, the CPI leader said small farmers would suffer a lot to rear the old cattle, which did not give milk. He said India would lose crores of rupees valuable foreign exchange due to ban on cattle sales.

He alleged the BJP is resorting to divisive politics and fascist forces in the country posed a great threat to the country, democracy and secular fabric of the country. He lamented that attacks on minorities, Dalits and Adivasis increased during the last three years under the NDA rule.

He further alleged the RSS was acting as an extra Constitutional authority and dictating the Central government and administration. CPI MP D Raja alleged that Sangh Parivar has been using cow as a tool to create terror in India. He said democracy, secularism, unity of the country is at risk due to fascist rule of the BJP in the country.

He said the Opposition parties should work together to oppose the unilateral and dictatorial rule of the Narendra Modi government. He felt the country is facing new challenges under the NDA rule.

Referring to the election of President of India, he said the Left parties are holding discussions with the Congress party and other parties to choose appropriate candidate who can safeguard the democracy, secularism and unity of the country. CPI senior leaders Ravula Venkaiah, Muppalla Nageswara Rao, Jalli Wilson and others were present.

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