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Canada Goose sale This fiscal prudence was apparently arrived at after a heated debate in government circles. Some of the prime minister’s key advisors asked him to dump the fiscal restraints as an unwanted legacy of the past and to spend on programmes regardless. Others cautioned him, and as one official put it, “likened it to India suddenly deciding that all cars should have left hand drive without proper preparation”. Modi tilted in favour of prudence and struck a fine balance. That decision reassured global investors and saw the stock canada goose outlet usa market bounce back after the Budget was presented. A senior MEA official says, “My heart sank initially with the focus on poverty alleviation programmes, but once infrastructure investments, taxation measures and fiscal restraint were read out, I knew foreign investors would be relieved canada goose outlet jackets and rally behind India. Of course, they would have wanted better but they can’t complain.”That the Budget canada goose parka uk had the prime minister’s imprint all over it was apparent. He held around 10 meetings with all the key departments, and personally went over the plans for each of the key thrust areas, be it agriculture, the rural sector, education, health, energy, transport or taxation. Senior officials present said that Modi was acutely aware that the global environment was unusually volatile, the world economy was shaky and the Indian economy had to be fortified against future fallouts. Also that while low oil prices canada goose sale uk had helped line his government coffers, the situation may not be permanent. Modi told officials, “Let us not wait for the global crisis to impact us, instead we should be proactive and take measures to minimise it.” Canada Goose sale

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canada goose clearance sale Modi is apparently not one for conventional ideological classifications of being Right or Left wing, telling aides, “I will create wealth and distribute it.” About his economic policy, the PM made it clear last year when he said canada goose jacket outlet at an event, “There are no contradictions between doing big ticket items and doing small things. One approach is to have new policies, programmes, large projects and path breaking changes. Another is to focus on the small things that matter, create a people’s movement and generate mass momentum, which then drives development. https://www.canadagoosejacketsaleca.com We need to follow both paths.” In Budget 2016, he struck a fine balance between these paths. And he did not shy away from embracing the previous government’s policies and improving them, as he has done with Aadhar and MGNREGA. As he told one of his aides, “My economic vision is growth, and I won’t be satisfied till we attain double digit growth in GDP in the coming years.” canada goose clearance sale

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