Slowdown temporary, says Union minister while listing 100-day achievements
Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar briefed the press on the occasion of the re-elected Modi government completing 100 days in office. He listed the major achievements of the government, including abrogation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status, and passage of triple talaq bill, among others. When questioned about the state of the economy, he said that the slowdown is temporary and cyclical. Javadekar, who also holds the Environment, Forest and Climate Change portfolio, said that Indian economy’s fundamentals remain strong, and that global factors affect sentiment.