The Union Home Minister exuded confidence that in a few years, India's economic growth would in double digit. Singh said a number of significant steps were taken when the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government came to power in late 1990s, due to which the GDP growth rate had touched 8 percent and the the then prevailing global economic recession did not impact the country.

"But after 2004, even though there was growth initially, the momentum lost gradually. The country could not achieve the desired growth. They could not match the momentum achieved by the Vajpayee government. By 2014, the economic condition of the country further deteriorated.

"When the Modi government assumed charge, you all know what was the economic condition of the country," he cited at a function of the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry here.

The UPA government was in power between 2004-14. The Home Minister said after the NDA government assumed charge in May 2014, the economy was put back on track and now the GDP growth rate is around 7.5 - 7.6 percent.

"India has become the hot favourite destination for foreign investors. I am sure in a few years, India's economic growth would in double digit," he said.

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