Omar mocks Govt.’s FDI reforms, links push with ‘Bihar debacle’

Srinagar, Nov. 10 (ANI): National Conference Working President and former chief minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday mocked the Centre over the announcement of key Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) related reforms saying the BJP needed to lose state polls every time in order for a reform to be pushed through.

“For the reform process to be given a timely push, the BJP must continue to lose state elections. That’s the subtext of today’s announcements,” Omar tweeted.

“Who was it who said that Bihar would have no impact on National politics? Looks like the impact has been swift and visible,” he added.

The Congress also had branded the recent ease in FDI in 15 sectors as the government’s attempt to ‘appease’ foreign companies, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the United Kingdom.

In a clear message that the government is firmly committed to its reforms agenda despite political setbacks in Bihar, the Centre today announced key FDI related reforms and liberalisation in 15 major sectors that include agriculture and animal husbandry, plantation and mining.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that the Centre was committed to ensure the ease of doing business in India and that remained their top priority.

“Ease of doing business has been a priority for government. The trend of declining in ease of doing business has been reversed. The hard fact is that growth in India is being driven by public investment, some private investment and some foreign direct investment,” Jaitley told in a press briefing. (ANI)

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