JAITLEY CHARGED WITH ‘SEDATION’ – Vasudevan Narayanpillai

On August 20th, 2016 Arun Jaitley said  that former PM PV Narasimha Rao wasn't the economic messiah people believe he is, that the UPA neglected productivity, and that the post-independence Nehruvian model led to no development whatsoever.

Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said-

"That (Nehruvian) model of development was the reason India couldn't get up to a growth rate of even 1 percent in those early decades," Jaitley said in Mumbai at a discussion on the Good and Services Tax regime (GST

Here is a random list of achievements of Congress under the leadership of Nehru-Gandhis to build a poverty-stricken, illiterate, disunited resourceless India in 1947 into a modern nation, virtually from the scratch, brick-by-brick, institution-by-institution, project-by-project:

1. The Constitution of India (the very Foundation of our Nationhood)
2. Integration of 600-odd small and big Prncely Kingdom to create the Indian State
3. Abolition of Zamindari
4. Enactment of The Hindu Code Bill
5. Set up Planning Commission
6. Built Huge Dams (Bhakra, Hirakud, Idukki, Narmada, Tehri, Ukai, Indira Sagar, Sri Sailam, etc)
7. Expansion of Rail Network, including Konkan, Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramullah links, etc
8. Built Chandigarh and Bhubaneshar Cities and several State Secretariat Buildings
9. Huge Bridges (across Ganga, Brahmaputra, Yamuna, Mahanadi, Krishna, Godavari, Kaveri, AND Bandra-Worli Sea Link, Farakka, Vikram Shila, Rajendra Sethu, etc)
10. Built and/or expanded several Ports
11. Massive Expansion of Highways, Rural Roads and Border Roads and Highway to Burma
12. IITs (Indian Institutes of Technology)
13. IIMs (Indian Institutes of Management)
14. CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research)
15. AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences)
16. IARI (Indian Agricultural Research Institute)
17. UGC (University Grants Commission)
18. NCERT (National Council of Educational Research and Training)
19. AICTE (All India Council of Technical Education)
20. DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organization)
21. Massive Expansion of Ordnance Factories
22. ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization)
23. IMC (Indian Medical Council)
24. IAE (Indian Atomic Energy Commission)
25. BARC (Bhaba Atomic Energy Commission)
26. ISI (Indian Science Institute, Bangalore)
27. Airports Authority of India
28. IMA (Indian Military Academy, Dehra Dun)
29. NDA (National Defence Academy, Kadakvasla)
30. NHAI (National Highway Authority of India)
31. SAIL (Steel Authority of India: 1. Bhilai Steel Plant, 2. Rourkela Steel Plant, 3. Durgapur 32. Steel Plant, 4. Bokaro Steel Plant, 5. Visakhapatnam Steel Plant)
33. Shipping Corporation of India
34. Ship building, including Submarines, Aircraft Carrier
35. HEC, (Heavy Engineering Corporation, Ranchi)
36. HAL (Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd., Bangalore)
37. HMT (Hindustan Machine Tools, Bangalore)
38. Coal India Ltd
39. Locomotive Factories
40. Fertiliser Corporation of India
41. Cement Corporation of India
42. Rajasthan Canal Project
43. Engineers India Ltd
44. Indian Forest Institute, Dehra Dun
45. ISI ( Indian Standards Institution)
46. UPSC (Union Public Service Commission)
47. IAS/IFS/IPS/IRS pTraining Academies in Mussorie and Hyderabad
48. National Library, Kolkata
49. National Museum, New Delhi
50. Sports Authority of India
51. Indian National Science Academi
52. Sahitya/Lalita Kala/Natak Academi
53. Indian Film & Television Institute, Pune
54. National School of Drama, New Delhi
55. Zonal Cultural Centres (in Five Zones)
56. Children's Film Society
57. Expansion of All India Radio
59. Doordarshan
60. Space Exploration and Satellite Programs
61. Food Corporation if India
62. Expansion of Civil Aviation
63. Construction of New Modern Airports
64. NBCC (National Building Construction Corporation)
65. ITDC (India Tourism Development Corporation)
66. STC (State Trading Corporation)
67. KVIC (Khadi and Village Indutries Commission)
68. ONGC (Oil and Natural Gas Commission)
69. IOC (Indian Oil Corporation)
70. MMTC (Mines and Metals Trading Corporation)
71. BHEL (Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd)
72. NTPC (National Thermal Power Corporation)
73. MTNL (Mahanagar Telephone Network Ltd)
74. GAIL (Gas Authority of India Ltd)
75. Bharat Electronics
76. Bharat Earth Movers
77. National Fertiliser Corporation
78. Hindustan and Cochin Shipyards
79. NTDC (National Textile Development Corporation)
80. IIPA (Indian Institute of Public Administration)
81. IGNOU (Indira Gandhi National Open University)
82. NID (national Institute of Design)
83. New Central Universities
84. Agricultural Universities
85. Green Revolution
86. White (Milk) Revolution
87. Abolition of Privy Purse
88. Bank Nationalisation and expansion of Banking services
89. CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education)
90. Kendriya Vidyalayas and Navodaya Schools
91. Computer Revolution
92. Telecommunication Revolution
93. Auto Revolution
94. MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme)
95. RTI (Right To Information)
96. RTE (Right To Education)
97. Right To Food
98. Land Compensation Act
99. Adult Literacy Mission
100. Minorities Commissions
101. Metro and Mono Rail systems
102. Introduced AADHAR Identity Cards
103. Established Boards to promote Coir to Coconut to Cashewnut
104. Massive expansion of Food Processing Industry
105. Conducted First Nuclear Test
106. Nuclear Deal with USA
107. Manifold increase in production of electricity

# Opened up India's Equity Market in 1992 for investment by Institutional Investors
# Established SEBI Act in 1992
# From 1994 the National Stock Exchange (NSE) emerged as a Computer-based trading system, which served as an instrument to leverage reforms of India's other Stock
# Exchanges. By 1996, the NSE emerged as India's largest Exchange.
# Massive Foreign Direct Investment
When Indira Gandhi became Prime Minister, 65% of country's population was below poverty line.
# By 2013, it has come down to 25%.
# Similarly, literacy has Increased by 30-35%.
# Longevity has also gone upto 67+ years
# India is Self-sufficient in food/Second largest food producer in the world
# First in Milk production
# Fourth largest producer of Steel in the world

Jaitley are you unhappy that GST will always be credited to Congress?!


Response to Vasudevan's post on social networking sites-

Prerna Bindra I would also list the legal protection to wildlife, forests, Project Tiger. the many sanctuaries and tiger reserves -thanks to which we have whatever forests and wildlife left today. a fraction of it is here:

Malreddy Shankar Reddy- Indira Gandhi brought Land ceiling act which was major reform against the big and influential/feudal landlords.But what is the progress made by BJP/NDA government in their 8 1/2(Eight and half ) of their regressive rule except trying to bring back the draconian British Land Acquisition Act of 1894.?

G Pandarang Rao– Jaitley lives in la-la land. He really believes in the RSS line. And the BJP seems to have its own version of the truth or history, which says that India had no development until two years ago.

Aparajita Krishnan– There is a pattern to this madness. This govt too must be discredited to Nehru.

Rakesh Thind- Don't be unfair to Modi. Dekho Kaam toh Yeh bhi kar raha hai.

Robin Roy– He has gone senile



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