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Action against corrupt should not be seen as government crackdown on corporates: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he addresses during an event celebrating centenary of Kirloskar Brothers Ltd, in New Delhi, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020

Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he addresses during an event celebrating centenary of Kirloskar Brothers Ltd, in New Delhi, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020   | Photo Credit: PTI

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The PM said the attempt has been to bring transparency, efficiency and accountability in tax system, and reduce human interface with the tax department

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said action against a few corrupt entities should not be seen as a government crackdown on the corporate sector, as he sought to allay doubts over his regime’s intentions.

Speaking at centenary celebrations of Kirloskar Brothers, he said the attempt was to allow the industry to create wealth fearlessly in a transparent environment where there are no obstacles.

In this endeavour, the government is attempting to rid the industry of a web of laws, the Prime Minister said, adding during the past five years his government has worked honestly.

The attempt has been to bring transparency, efficiency and accountability in tax system, and reduce human interface with the tax department, he said.

Also, corporate tax has been reduced to their lowest so as to propel corporates to invest, he said.

The Prime Minister asked industry to shun pessimism, saying the government will stand shoulder to shoulder with India Inc. in its attempt to expand business in any nook and corner of the country.

He said the target to nearly double the size of the economy to $5 trillion is just a phase and the targets are bigger and higher.

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