In Pics: PM Modi's presentation on Indian economy
PM Modi on Wednesday said the Indian economy was on firm footing and that he will never jeopardise the country's future for immediate gains.
In an over hour-long speech, punctuated with sharp comments and comparisons with a track record of previous UPA regime, Modi told a gathering of Company Secretaries that his government will continue reforms and will not hesitate to take decisions to reverse the GDP slowdown witnessed in the last two quarters.
In the same vein, he said his government will graciously accept criticism on the economic front and will make amends wherever necessary.
Inaugurating the Golden Jubilee Year Celebrations of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI), Modi said he has asked the GST Council to identify bottlenecks and technological hurdles faced by businesses, especially small and medium enterprises.
"I will not jeopardise the future of the country for my present gains," he said, adding the government would focus on structural reforms rather than giving doles to win praises.
He also gave a presentation.