Panaji: Naysayers who claim that the Indian economy has failed are wrong because marriage halls and hotels are filled to capacity, Union Minister of State for Railways Suresh Angadi said on Friday.
“Most of the media, most people say the economy is a failure. You just imagine you go to any hotel, you go to any marriage hall, you go to any flight, even railways… every day (there is a) complaint,” Angadi said while speaking at a technical seminar at a resort near Panaji.
“When you are not getting tickets — demand is always there. So when so much of demand is there, where is the economy a failure?” Angadi said.
The Union Minister said that India needs to focus on its manufacturing sector, saying that was a key sector in which the country was lagging.
“The only thing we are not working sincerely on — working hard. We have to go for it. We have to go to the manufacturing sector,” the BJP leader from Karnataka said.
Feb 28 (IANS)