20/03/2015 8:32 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Kamal Nath: Congress Will Bounce Back To Its Glorious Past


GHAZIABAD — Congress will bounce back to its glorious past within a short span of time as the grassroots workers of the party are striving hard relentlessly, party MP and former Union minister Kamal Nath said.

Each and every political party is supposed to pass through a phase of revival. Similarly Congress is also contemplating on newer ways to deliver to the masses, he said.

He was talking to reporters yesterday after convocation ceremony at Institute of Management Technology (IMT) campus here at Ghaziabad.

Upon a query regarding unemployment, the Congress leader said that with the launch of MGNREGA, employment opportunities in rural areas were enhanced and its success rate was around 80 per cent, and urged the Narendra Modi government to provide thrust to the progamme.

During the previous UPA regime, the purchasing power of rural as well as urban population had also increased. Villagers are also enjoying facilities which were earlier limited to cities only, he said.

Padma Bhushan awardee businessman and parliamentarian Rahul Bajaj who was present at the convocation, said providing subsidy is the main obstacle in the country's development.

Quoting example of China, Bajaj said that its exchequer is bountiful to finance for its infrastructure development projects. As China does not provide subsidy on any count, Indian government must also abolish subsidy on diesel, questioning the subsidy for luxury car owners of affluent class who enjoy it.

Transparency and honesty are required to make successful 'Make in India' and 'Swacch Bharat' schemes of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This in turn will create more job opportunities in each and every sector, he said.