Industry hails Congress's Lok Sabha polls manifesto
For the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, the Congress party has released its manifesto in which it promised right to health, more injection in infrastructure, poverty alleviation, pension schemes, a big push for affirmative action in private sector jobs and other people- friendly initiatives, as well as inclusive development.
body FICCI's President Sidharth Birla, while commenting on the
manifesto said, "The congress manifesto provides an aspirational
vision on many key concerns facing the economic life of the nation
and the people. Inclusive growth is an imperative, however the wide
variety of rights must be only based on sound economic health of the
country. FICCI awaits an evolving road map in due course."
body CII (Confederation of Indian Indsutry) while reacting on the
manifesto stated that, "CII
welcomes the release of the Congress manifesto which stresses on the
aspirations of the common man. The right to health, to pensions and
to housing are three major initiative promised by the Congress, which
will go a long way to support inclusive growth."
expressed its happiness over the part of the manifesto in which the
Congress party has pledged to restore India's 8% plus growth rate
with in three years and boost manufacturing to 10% with special
emphasis on small and medium enterprises.
added, "This will be done by ensuring a globally competitive
business and investment-friendly environment. Importantly for
industry, the manifesto has committed to introduce the Good and
Services Tax Code Bill and a new Direct Tax Code Bill in Parliament
and ensure that they are enacted within one year."