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TDP MP to quit politics, flags ‘weaponisation’ of agencies


NEW DELHI: Two-time



Guntur Jayadev Galla

on Monday informed Lok Sabha about his decision to step away from politics and not to contest the coming

General Elections

, flagging “weaponisation” of govt


and saying that he is also a


and it is not easy to sail on

two boats

Galla said that to start and run a business in India, one has to get more than 70 approvals from various agencies and each of these agencies can be weaponised by the party in office, which is detrimental to the ‘Make-in-India’ and ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ initiatives and defeats the very objective of ‘ease of doing business’.

Participating in a debate on the motion of thanks to the President’s address, he said, “I have decided not to contest in this general election. I come from a family that has a legacy of fighting for people but it is not easy to sail on two boats in one go — to be in public life and also to continue as an entrepreneur. So I have decided to give a pause to my political life.”
“Despite stepping aside from electoral politics, my commitment and resolve to serve the nation remains steadfast as I plan to contribute to the development of the country by investing, innovating, creating employment opportunities and generating revenue and wealth for the nation,” he said.

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