Congress slams PM Narendra Modi for declining economy

October 05 2017
Congress slams PM Narendra Modi for declining economy

Coming down heavily on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's promise to reverse the economic decline in the country, Congress leaders on Thursday slammed Prime Minister Modi for the faltering Indian economy.Talking to ANI on the same, Congress leader Renuka Choudhary said that bringing up the previous government has become a mantra for the Prime Minister."Is the previous GDP an excuse to talk about today's GDP? Is he aware ofthe facts? Has he not understood what demonetisation and GST have done to the market? There is no business or employment outside. Previous government is the mantra of this government. If this is the mantra, theyshould give us 8.6 percent GDP. This is nothing but immaturity and inexperience," she said.Echoing the same views, senior Congress leader Anand Sharma said that the Prime Minister must give an account of himself, following the decline of the economy."Prime Minister must realize that he is not the opposition but for threeand half years he has been the Prime Minister. It is for him to give anaccount of his betrayal to the people. He continues to mislead and remains in arrogant denial," he said.Adding, "The ground realities are harsh. Investments have fallen by six percent points. Credit off-take has fallen to a historic low of 65 years. The average GDP for 10 years was eight percent and it was more than nine percent for four consecutive years."He also said that comparing the GDPs of both the governments is not fairas his government has changed the methodology of calculating the GDP

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