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PM Modi should come out with white paper on economy: Anand Sharma

He hit out at the government for its "publicity spree" over the MODI Fest

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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Ahead of the government's third anniversary, the Congress on Thursday demanded that Prime Minister comes out with a on the state of the and makes public the numbers as per old formula besides details of those given jobs in last three years.

senior spokesperson hit out at the government for its "publicity spree" over the "MODI Fest", alleging that the was opening the vaults of the treasury to further the "personality cult" of the prime minister and has spent over Rs 1,500 crore from the central funds.

He also described the Indian as "sluggish" and the country's growth "flat" with no investments coming in and investment and bank saving rates and non-agricultural bank credit off-take all plummeting.

"We demand that government comes out with a on the state of the and makes public the figures as per old formula.

"We also dare the prime minister to make public the details of the people who have been given jobs by his government during the three years of the rule at the Centre," he told reporters here.

The former union minister of commerce and industry claimed that against the promise of two crore jobs every year by the government only 1.5 lakh jobs were generated last year.

The Congress was also critical of the internal security situation in the country and dubbed the government's Pakistan policy a "diplomatic disaster".

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