NEW DELHI: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday said the trust between the Government and the business community has been eroded as they have been made to feel the wrath of coercive agencies.
Addressing the ‘Hindu BusinessLine Changemaker Awards’ function here, he said this “hostile” atmosphere will not just sap the confidence of Indian businessmen but will also create doubts in the minds of foreign Governments and businessmen.
“Of late, many negative perceptions have been manufactured about business leaders. The business community, big and small, has been made to feel the wrath of coercive agencies. A hostile narrative has been built; this will sap not only the confidence of our own business leaders it will also create doubts in the mind of foreign Governments and business leaders.
“Honest businessman and genuine entrepreneur must never be allowed to feel harassed by the petty revenue officials. Unfortunately, trust between the Government and the business stands eroded,” the senior Congress leader said. (AGENCIES)