‘Too much of democracy’ hampering reforms in India says Niti Ayog CEO Amitabh Kant

NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant has been in controversy over his alleged statement. He was participating in a webinar. Where he was talking about the industry plan to make India stand out against other countries. He gave his suggestions on the change of Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) of India. Meanwhile, in response to a question, he gave a statement about India’s democracy.

The CEO of NITI Aayog was asked –

Has nature given us a chance in the form of tension with Covid and China, so that we have a second big chance to stand up?

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According to the video going viral, Amitabh Kant reportedly said on this –

Stringent reforms are very difficult in India. We are too much democracy. For the first time there is a government in India, which is moving towards very strict reform.

Every sector is improving. Mining, coal labor, agriculture are all being worked on. Easy fixes have been done before. But the strict reforms require a lot of political and administrative determination. We need more such reforms.

Amitabh Kant changed with his statement on Twitter.

A ruckus started on Twitter regarding this statement of the CEO of NITI Aayog. The newspaper that tweeted this news, people started asking questions by retweeting it. Shortly, Amitabh Kant tweeted while quoting that news.

I have not said anything like this. I had given my views on the MEIS scheme and unequal distribution of resources and competition from the manufacturing sector around the world.

Also spoke on the issue of farmer

In the webinar, the CEO of NITI Aayog answered many questions. There was also the issue of agricultural reform. In response to a question, he said that the farmers of Punjab and Haryana are mainly opposing the new farmer laws of the government. They said,

It is very important to understand that MSP means the minimum support price is not going to go anywhere with the introduction of this law. There will also be mandis. Farmers will now have more options to sell their goods. This will benefit them.

In this entire conversation, Amitabh Kant also said that the next wave of reforms should come from the state governments rather than at the center. If 10-12 states according to their own will move fast then there is no reason that India will not be able to move fast.

However, Amitabh Kant’s statement on democracy is overshadowing all these things. Despite his lack of explanation, people are sharing the video on Twitter, in which he is seen clearly speaking we are too much of democracy.

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