Budget 2013-14 resolute step towards future: FM
New Delhi, Feb 28 : Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday said the Union Budget 2013-14 is a resolute step towards India's future.
Chidambaram quoted the Tamil Saint poet Tiruvalluvar and Swami Vivekananda to drive home the point that India can become among the top five countries in the world, "if we take right decisions and right choices".
At the conclusion of his Budget speech in Lok Sabha on Thursday, Chidambaram said India is the tenth largest economy in the world.
He said, "We can become the eighth, or perhaps the seventh, largest by 2017. By 2025, we could become a $ 5 trillion economy."
Quoting Swami Vivekananda, he said, "All the strength and succor you want is within yourself. Therefore, make your own future."
"The General Budget 2013-14 is a resolute step towards that future," he added.