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Manmohan Singh government indecisive: Yashwant

Last Updated: Saturday, June 9, 2012 - 22:20

Ranchi: Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Saturday accused the Manmohan Singh government of being `indecisive` as a result of succumbing to pressure from coalition partners.

"The UPA government first takes action and then thinks over it. For example, the union cabinet decided to bring in the Pension Reforms Bill, but backtracked after Trinamool Congress leader and Railway Minister Mukul Roy asked for its removal from the cabinet agenda," Sinha told a news conference here.

"When you know that the Trinamool Congress is your ally, why don?t you first discuss with it and initiate action. Taking decisions and then withdrawing them is what is known as paralysis of decisions," the former finance minister said.

Stating that interest rates had been increased 13 times in the past 18 months with the exception of recent half-percent decrease, Sinha said the central government had also rolled back its growth projection from 9 per cent for 2011/12 to 6.5 per cent.

"Such frequent changes in fiscal matters would worry the common people burdened by the steep price rise," he added.


First Published: Saturday, June 9, 2012 - 22:20

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