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Congress paid lip service to infrastructure, NDA spurred growth, says FM Sitharaman | India News – Times of India

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NEW DELHI: Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday said the govt’s efforts towards infrastructure development demonstrated its unwavering commitment to improving the lives of citizens and accused Congress of only paying lip service to the crucial sector.
“Their negligence left the country lagging while our efforts propelled us forward with real, tangible progress on the ground.It is also unwise to expect that @INCIndia would have learnt from their mistakes. @INCIndia returns to their neglect of Capex and infrastructure. The 2024 budget presented by Congress govt in Karnataka slashed the share of capital expenditure in total spending by 28%,” she said in a social media post.
The minister said that govts across the world emphasise quality infrastructure and undertake capital expenditure to improve the quality of life.
She also accused Congress-led UPA of wasting India’s potential during its ten years at the Centre without focusing on effective infra development.
“Under UPA, almost all aspects of India’s economic needs were mismanaged or ignored. @INCIndia-led UPA govt’s noticeable and deliberate neglect of infrastructure creation not only denied India much-needed roads, railways, power, etc, but also compromised India’s long-term economic potential. A more glaring outcome of this neglect was the development of border roads and defence capital expenditure, which left India vulnerable to external threats,” Sitharaman added.

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