The state Duma Committee on labor, social policy and veterans ‘ Affairs did not discuss the resignation of the Minister of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev, said the head of the Committee Olga batalina. So she responded to the words of the Vice speaker of the lower chamber of Parliament Andrey Isaev, who noted that preparation of a statement.
“This question in the Committee was not discussed, and the Committee of such statements does not prepare”, — quotes Batalina “Interfax”.
About the upcoming performance of the Committee over the resignation of the speaker Isayev said at a meeting with inhabitants of the village Malaya Purga near Izhevsk.
“The Minister of economic development Mr Ulyukayev said today that salaries have two years to freeze, because that’s the way he is going to fight inflation. I spoke with Mikhail Tarasenko, this is the first Deputy Chairman of the Committee. Today the Committee on labor and social policy to adopt a statement demanding the resignation of the Minister of economic development, because economic development is impossible in the face of declining purchasing power of the population”, — Isayev said (quoted by “Interfax”).
“It is pointless to produce goods and services if they do not what to buy. This is the basics, teach this in school. And that does not understand the Minister of economic development, that means we need to improve”, he added.
The Ministry of economic development in the revised draft of the macroeconomic forecast for 2016-2019 as one of the options proposed to limit wage growth in the economy until 2019 with the aim to achieve GDP growth of 4.5%. On this scenario on Monday drew the attention of the newspaper “Kommersant”.
Commenting on the publication in “Kommersant”, the President’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said that the initiative of the Ministry of economic development is only “one of the proposals” and that authorities continue the search for points of growth of the Russian economy”.