Time to jointly ensure India is top investment hub: Mukherjee

August 11th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS  

Pranab Mukherjee New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Thursday said it was an opportune time for the treasury and opposition benches to ensure that India emerges as the top investment destination, amid all the global economic crises.

“This is the time. Others will take time to come out of the crisis,” Mukherjee said in the Rajya Sabha, speaking on a discussion on the appropriation bill that was tabled by him earlier, referring to the financial turmoil that has hit several countries.

He said some members were flashing the comments by some leading industrialists, carried under the headline — “Goodby India, Welcome World” — but said it was for lawmakers to collectively change it to: Goodbye world, welcome India.

He said several important economic legislations were pending before parliament and that it was for the ruling coalition and opposition parties to come together to ensure their passage. “This is the right signal we should be sending to the world.”

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