Ease of Doing Business rankings ‘a matter of pride’: PM Modi

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that it is a matter of pride that Ease of Doing Business ranking of India has risen to 77 from 100 in a year.

His comments came while interacting with the booth workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from Tikamgarh, Sikar, Kota, Korba and Bulandshahr through his mobile application, the Narendra Modi (NaMo) App.

Prime Minister Modi further claimed that the rise in ranking is an evidence of the rapid growth and strong economy. He further said that it is under his regime that the electricity has reached in the remotest part of the nation.

Taking a dig at the Opposition, the Prime Minister said, “Some politicians are vendors of lies. Whenever they speak, lies start showering from their mouth like AK 47. In such cases, it is your responsibility to expose the opposition. (Kuch neta to jhoot ki machine ki tarah hain. Jab bhi munh kholte hain, dhar dhar AK 47 ki tarah jhoot hi nikalna shuru ho jaata hai. Aise mein, aapko vipaksh ke jhoot ko bhi janta ke saamne benaqab karna hai).”

On Friday, World Bank president Jim Yong Kim congratulated Prime Minister Modi for India’s meteoric and historic rise in the Ease of Doing Business rankings.

In a telephonic conversation to Prime Minister Modi, Kim had said that it was remarkable that a nation of over 1.25 billion people has achieved a rise of 65 ranks in a short period of four years.

Meanwhile, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had said that the target of getting to the top 50 in ‘Ease of Doing Business’ is no more a slogan, in fact it’s a very realisable dream.