PM the most dominant figure post poll: Chidambaram
|Source: The Hitavada Date: 12 Mar 2017 09:14:42|
FORMER Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday said PM Narendra Modi has emerged as the “most dominant political figure” after the Assembly polls, while seeking to differ that the election results are a referendum on note ban.
The results will increase the BJP’s tally in the Upper House and a majority there will make it possible for the NDA Government to start radical reforms during its remaining term to accelerate the economic growth, the Congress leader said. “The elections today have clearly established that the most dominant political figure in India is Prime Minister Modi. And he has a pan-India appeal,” Chidambaram told a gathering at Indian Merchants Chamber here. Stating that the BJP tally in Rajya Sabha will increase, he said the Government will enjoy a majority in both houses which will enable it to “pass virtually any Bill” as the political obstacles go off. This climate will help accelerate the GDP growth to 8 per cent, which is a prerequisite to make India a prosperous and rich society, he said.