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High on rhetoric low on facts Oppn

first_imgNew Delhi: In an attack on the Economic Survey released by the government on Thursday, senior Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram said that the government seems to be ‘pessimistic about the economy’.”It appears to me that the government, speaking through the Economic Survey, is pessimistic about the economy,” he said soon after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tabled the survey in Parliament, a day before the Union Budget. Also Read – Balakot strikes show major shift in govt’s handling of terror attacks: IAF chiefHitting out at the government, Congress leader Randeep Surjewala said that the survey has exposed BJP’s hyperbole on the economy. “The survey that was tabled in the Parliament on Thursday is truer than the multiple tall claims of the BJP government, even though it attempts to whitewash the massive failures and gross economic mismanagement of the BJP-led government in the past 5 years,” Surjewala said. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal expressed concern over “worrying signs” for country’s economy, pointing to “virtually stagnant” GDP growth rate, as the Economic Survey report was presented in Parliament on Thursday. See P7last_img read more