‘Politically we are free, economically large gap persists’
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"India has achieved political freedom, but a lot is yet to be done for economic and social freedom," said Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, while delivering the 3rd Chaudhary Ranbir Singh Memorial Lecture at Maharshi Dayanad University in Rohtak on Wednesday.
"After attaining independence, there were three points before the country – political independence, economic independence and social independence. Politically, the country is free today, but economically we see a large gap between the incomes," Kumar added.
She also unveiled the statue of Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda's father Ranbir Singh at Swaraj Bhawan.
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