Claiming that the central pole of Indian politics is the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Power Minister Piyush Goyal today hit out at the Congress party stating that the Rahul Gandhi-led opposition will do well if it understands what is called in management lexicon the VUCA (Vulnerability, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity) of leadership. Over the talks on the formation of a ‘mahagathbandhan’, the Union Minister said that it is a good news are trying to come together to form a better opposition for BJP.
Speaking at the India Today Conclave 2017, the senior BJP leader also claimed that their ruling party in the central government believes that good economics make good politics and their political decisions are based on good management philosophy. He further claimed that while private airlines never show interest on taking Haj pilgrims to Mecca, Air India has been doing so since long. Goyal clarified that there are no consideration on mmaking Air Inida privatised.
Over Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan’s counter on the goals achieved by demonetisation, Goyal stated that while the Congress party has a linear view, BJP takes a holistic approach. he also claimed that the anti-graft policy was not the only step to curb the flow of black money in the country, rather it was a part of the series of efforts which started with the formation of the SIT against black money. Goyal countered Chavan over questions raised on whether corruption has ended post implementation of the note ban policy. The BJP MP claimed that as long as the Congress party is there, corruption won’t end within them.
The India Today Conclave 2017 is being held in Mumbai. President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah and former French President Nicolas Sarkozy are among a host of dignitaries who are gracing the event. The two-day event, beginning from today, will be deliberating on its theme ‘The Great Disruption’. PM Modi will address the 16th edition of the conclave in the concluding session. The PM will be sharing his thoughts on the Politics of Disruption Setting India’s New Agenda, according to the India Today report. Former president of France Nicolas Sarkozy will speak on Globalism in the Age of Protection: The Balance of Interests in the fast changing world. Other guests, include Union Ministers M Venkaiah Naidu, Ravi Shankar Prasad and Dharmendra Pradhan, will also address.