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Rahul Gandhi takes a Jibe at Modi after Economic Survey

By Team Pardaphash 
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New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi taking a jibe at the Modi government today stated that ‘Acche Din’ are here, except for “minor hiccups” such as a decrease in the growth of GDP, agriculture and job creation. This statement by the Congress chief came after the Economic Survey was released.

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Shedding light on the impact of the GST and notes ban, the Economic Survey released today said that India’s economy is “picking up quite nicely” and will expand by 7-7.5 per cent in 2018-19 to again become the world’s fastest growing major economy.

In a jibe at the government, Mr Gandhi tweeted, “The Economic Survey 2018 says, ‘Acche Din’ are here, except for these minor hiccups: Industrial Growth is (down). Agricultural Growth is (down). GDP Growth is (down) and Job Growth is (down). Don’t worry Be Happy!”

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram said though the survey says growth rate for 2017-18 will be 6.75 per cent, implying a second half growth rate of 7.5 per cent, it offers little evidence in support of this claim.

“The growth rate in the first half was 6 per cent, and the year is likely to end with a growth rate of between 6 and 6.5 per cent….Altogether, it is a depressing report of the fiscal year that will come to an end in two months,” he said.

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