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‘India playing a more prominent role in global affairs’

India is not standing in a corner unlike before, says Modi in an interview

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: May 26 2016 1:17PM | Updated Date: May 26 2016 1:17PM

‘India playing a more prominent role in global affairs’

 PM Modi has taken credit for undertaking most reforms of any Indian Government in recent times and for making India a noteworthy player on global erena.

 
"India is not standing in a corner unlike before," Modi told ‘The Wall Street Journal’, in an interview on the eve of his government's second anniversary on Wednesday.
 
He also told the American newspaper that after his taking over, India is playing a more prominent role in global affairs.
 
Speaking at length about reform in the country, Modi added that his government has set a path for faster growth that the states now need to help steer.
 
"I have actually undertaken the maximum reforms," the PM said while acknowledging that he has "an enormous task ahead" for himself.
 
Modi  said he has opened up more of the economy to foreign investment, made changes to restraint corruption, filled gaps in rural infrastructure and made it simpler to do business.
 
On expects the ambitious Goods and Services Tax Bill, he expressed hope that the bill will be passed this year.
 
The PM stressed on the middle path for reforms and expressed reluctance to sell state-owned enterprises, since he believes they play crucial role in the economy.