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May the farce be with you: Rahul's dig at Jaitley's growth prediction

FM Jaitley had said that the Indian economy is on a strong wicket and expressed confidence in its macroeconomic fundamentals

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Rahul Gandhi. (File Photo)
Rahul Gandhi. (File Photo)

Congress Vice-President on Wednesday again mocked the government over its growth forecast, terming as a "farce" the Modi government's statements on its economic performance.

Attaching a tweet posted on Tuesday by the Press Information Bureau, the government's official publicity wing, which said that real growth average was 7.5 per cent in the last three years, posted: "Dear Mr. Jaitley, May the Farce be with you." His remark was also a pun on the famous line from the "Star Wars" blockbuster movie series.

The table accompanying the PIB tweet said "IMF Forecast" said that 8.2 per cent growth was achieved in 2015-16, temporary economic slowdown was bottoming out and the was projected to grow much faster in the times to come.

Finance Minister had on Tuesday said the Indian economy is on a strong wicket and expressed confidence in its macroeconomic fundamentals. He had also maintained that India has been the fastest growing major economy for the last three years and the government is attempting to maintain a high growth rate.

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First Published: Wed, October 25 2017. 19:57 IST
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