Rahul Gandhi said that the entire country will call out and say ease of doing business is absent, you have destroyed it, your demonetization and GST have ruined it. "Hiding behind World Bank reports will not at alter this grim reality".
Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala said the BJP government was clutching at straws to stay afloat "as it sinks the economy and hurts trade and businesses". I believe reaching top 50 places is doable", he said adding, "reforms are continuous process, "Mr Jaitley said.The Congress has charged the Finance Minister with trying to seek "Manufactured Relevance" from the World Bank report and said that the report would not change the reality of "disastrous demonetisation" & "failed GST"."The hurriedly convened press conference by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to seek "Manufactured Relevance" from the World Bank report evidences the actual distance from ground realities and suffering of people of India".
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi used a Mirza Ghalib couplet and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Jaitley some deft word play, each hitting out at the other party over conflicting views on the World Bank's report on Ease of Doing Business.
"Sabko maloom hai "ease of doing business" ki haqeeqat, lekin khud ko khush rakhne ke liye "Dr Jaitley" ye khayal achha hai (everybody knows the reality of ease of doing business, but this thought is good Dr Jaitley to keep yourself happy)".
Rahul Gandhi in his Gujarat speech during the party's campaign for upcoming election in the vote bound state of PM Modi criticised BJP at a public meeting over the ease of doing business, today.More news: UP: 9 dead, many injured in blast at thermal power plant
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday asserted that "India does not need a certificate from any foreign institution", and instead, it needs a certificate from the country, ANI reported.
"In 2014, we were 142nd and then (in) last two years, we improved to 131st and 130th".
The World Bank on Tuesday released a report showing that India has improved its rank by 30 notches to 100th position in the ease of doing business index.
Surjewala said that "Ease of Doing Business" rankings have not taken into account the "utterly flawed implementation of the GST". This year, we have taken a 30 point jump.
"Arun Jaitley ji is working on the basis of some foreign institution. Will join Gujarat Navsarjan Yatra in the afternoon". Rahul is scheduled to leave for Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh on early Thursday morning to meet the victims of the NTPC plant blast.