Chidambaram and Modi are sparring over growth figures. Who is correct?
The finance minister says the BJP Prime Ministerial nominee's claim that economic growth rate during the tenure of the Atal Behari Vajpayee government was 8.4% a year on average. Calling Modi's claim a 'fake encounter' with facts, Chidambaram says the average annual growth for the six-year NDA period stood at 6% and that for the last five years at 5.9%. Obviously one of the two is wrong. Is it Chidambaram or Modi? Do share your views with us.