| Walk the Talk,LMA audits Modi Govt.
'Transformational Leadership, from Govt. Programs to Peoples Movement', is how Aman Sinha, BJP's National Spokesperson during an interaction at Ludhiana Management Association would like the Narendra Modi Government to be judged. Sinha highlighted the achievements of Modi govt. in terms of ensuring that India remains as one of the fastest growing economies, controlled inflation, reduction of fiscal deficit, high FDI inflows and burgeoning FOREX reserves.
Sinha also maintained that the govt. has been able to infuse optimism & hope in the society and this is primarily due to the vision, conviction and courage of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who leads from the front. He also asserted that the nation occupies a strategic position in the gobal arena, and the nation has also emphatically signalled, that it will neither compromise with terrorism or national sovereignty whatever may be the cost. Aman Sinha also shared numbers to validate the efforts put in the areas of rural electrification, ease of doing business and disbursal of loans to entrepreneurs. Sinha also submitted that, this had been achieved only due to the support and enthusiasm of 125 crore Indians who have decided to stand along with the PM as he takes bold initiatives to transform our economy, polity and society.
However Sinha was candid in admitting that there were execution and implementation gaffes during demonetisation and rollout of GST, but perhaps the size of our economy, secrecy to be maintained and the gigantic task were not fully factored at the time of decision. He assure that govt. would deliver on its promise of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas by 2022, and the ensuing election in 2018 would not be a deterrent on the path of bold and transformational decision making.
Members of LMA raised questions about the execution, maintaining that there was a big gap between the policy making and its implementation, and this was resulting in confusion, delays and losses. While the business community supports reforms, they should be calibrated to bring about seamless change, and not imperil the very existence of business units. Members opined that it is important for the PM and the govt. to Walk the Talk and also encourage participative leadership.
Prasoon Sharma, South Asia Head , ZTE Soft while interacting with the members, explained how the Govt. Programs like Start Up India, were facilitating entrepreneurship. He also showcased Nasofilters, a low cost product, developed by IIT graduates for combating Air Pollution in our society.
President LMA Kamal Wadhera while proposing the Vote of Thanks complimented Mr. Aman Sinha on his spirited defense of the Modi Govt. He also hoped that Sinha would share the concerns of citizens and especially those of the business community, as patchy implementation would only lead to confusion, delays, losses and these would deter economic growth, which is the prime agenda of the government.