Budget gives India opportunity to make a mark in world: Paul

Lauding the Union Budget as "very positive" and "courageous", NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul on Saturday said it gives India the opportunity to make a mark in the world.

London: Lauding the Union Budget as "very positive" and "courageous", NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul on Saturday said it gives India the opportunity to make a mark in the world.

"I congratulate Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for a very positive and courageous budget. He has lived up to what he has been promising since he became Finance Minister plus even more," Lord Paul said, reacting to the Union Budget 2015-16.

"Here is an opportunity for India to make a mark in the world. Prime Minister Narendra Modi throughout his election campaign last year and thereafter has promised an India free from corruption, an efficient India and the important 'Make in India', thus providing more permanent jobs to the ordinary people of India," he said.

Lord Paul hoped that "the businessmen, politicians and the civil service and everybody else will get their acts together and work for India so that we can achieve what India should stand for."

"If we are able to make use of the opportunity, India will get its standing back in the world. This is the hope of all Indians living abroad because we want to be proud of being Indians. This will be the greatest tribute to all Indians who fought for India's freedom," he said.

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