Has The ‘New India’ Story Gone Sour?
| Onkareshwar Pandey - 14 Dec 2018

MPs Call For Making Governance People-Centric

Indian Observer Post

NEW DELHI, December 14, 2018: Has the ‘New India’ story gone sour? Has governance in all walks of life failed to come up to the expectations of the people? These critical questions were sought to be answered by lawmakers of different political hues here today as they took the stage at the 91st Annual General Meeting of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).  

Mr Dinesh Trivedi, MP, All India Trinamool Congress, struck a philosophical note, stating that the vision of a ‘New India’ can be realized only when there is an understanding of the country’s strength. This strength is manifest in India’s knowledge, he said, adding that there is an imperative need to change the narrative from negativity to positivity to realize the vision.

Mr Pinaki Misra, MP, Biju Janata Dal, called for a non-partisan approach in addressing the problems of the people. There is a need to reflect on the distress being faced by the agrarian sector, the absence of the fear of the rule of law and the lack of appetite for reforms, he emphasized.

Mr Anurag Singh Thakur, MP, Bharatiya Janata Party, stated that ‘New India’ could not be dismissed as a mere vision or statement. It was work-in-progress. He stressed the importance of the 3 Es and the 3 Ms that the present government has laid emphasis on. These are Education, Employment and Empowerment and Mobile, Mobility and Modernisation. The ‘New India’ envisioned by the government seeks to facilitate the movement of people and goods, focus on farm modernization, cooperative federalism with pro-active policy formulation that was free of corruption.

Mr Rajeev Gowda, MP, Indian National Congress, spoke of the imperative of having a healthy, happy, humane, harmonious and a hugely successful Hindustan. The focus must remain on managing the migration from rural to urban centres, living in harmony with nature, inclusiveness, quality education, strengthening and maintaining institutions, and unleashing the power of human capital.

Ms Geeta Kothapalli, MP, Jana Jagruti Party, underlined the need for making governance people-centric, quality education for all, meeting the basic health needs of the people, engaging the youth in developmental programmes and schemes and mainstreaming of women in the economic and social space.

 in her remarks, said that it was important for business and government to come together to create the positivity required for the progress of the country. There was a need for nimble footedness in identifying the changes taking place in society in order to chalk out the future of India.Ms Sangita Reddy, Vice President, FICCI and Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals Group

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