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MP BJP minister Vishwas Sarang said: Nehru’s 1947 speech is responsible for the deteriorating economy and inflation

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Bhopal: The statement of the strongman Vishwas Sarang of the BJP government of Madhya Pradesh has created a controversy. Medical Education Minister Vishwas Sarang said that the problem of inflation does not arise in a day or two. He further said that the country’s economy derailed due to the mistakes of Jawaharlal Nehru’s speech from the Red Fort on 15 August 1947.

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‘Inflation doesn’t rise in a day or two’

Madhya Pradesh Medical Education Minister Vishwas Sarang was reacting to the Congress’ protests over rising inflation and prices in the country. In Bhopal, Sarang said, ‘After the independence of the country, if anyone goes to the credit of increasing inflation by crippling the economy, then it is the Nehru family. Inflation does not rise in a day or two. The foundation of the economy is not laid in a day or two. The economy of the country deteriorated due to the mistakes of the speech given by (the first Prime Minister) Jawaharlal Nehru from the ramparts of the Red Fort on 15 August 1947’.

‘People’s income has increased’

Sarang said that on the other hand Prime Minister Narendra Modi has strengthened the country’s economy in the last seven years. Sarang said that the BJP government has started schemes for the welfare of the poor and their participation in the economy, while the economy was in the hands of some industrialists during the Congress rule.
The minister claimed that during the BJP rule, inflation has come down and people’s income has increased. He quipped that Congress workers should protest in front of 10 Janpath (residence of Congress President Sonia Gandhi).

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‘Is Nehru also responsible for the death in Corona?’

Congress leaders made fun of Sarang’s remarks. State Congress spokesperson KK Mishra said, “Vishas Sarang, a qualified minister of Shivraj Circus, is blaming Nehru’s speech in 1947 for the inflation of the country, when Sarang was not even born”. As a minister in the department, can Sarang tell whether Nehru was also responsible for the deaths of thousands of people due to lack of beds, oxygen and remdesivir injections during the coronavirus pandemic?

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