“India has grown because Jawaharlal Nehru and others established IITs and ISRO,” said Pranab Mukherjee

“Those who criticise Congress rule for 55 years are ignoring where India was at independence and how far we have come. Yes, others also contributed, but the foundations of modern India were laid by our founders who firmly believed in a planned economy, as opposed to today, when the Planning Commission has been disbanded,” said Pranab Mukherjee.