NCP president Sharad Pawar said it was too early to draw inferences on the BJP-led government’s performance at the Centre.
“One should not draw inferences on the government which has been elected for five years, in just one year,” Pawar said.
“After all, the situation in the country depends on what the economy says,” he told reporters at Kolhapur in western Maharashtra.
“The economy during Manmohan Singh regime was on the upswing. Production was on the rise and so were exports,” Pawar, who was agriculture minister during the UPA regime, said.
“Now exports have declined and the manufacturing sector and prices have also been impacted,” the NCP chief claimed.
“This is not a good sign. But I don’t want to say that this situation will remain so permanently. We will have to watch for one or two years more,” he added.