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Sooner than later, govt will accept our suggestions on economy: Chidambaram

A stubborn government has no choice and must listen to experience and wise counsel, says Chidambaram

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Economic reforms | P Chidambaram | Narendra Modi government

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Sooner than later, govt will accept our suggestions on economy: Chidambaram
The Congress has been demanding cash transfer directly to the people's account to the tune of Rs 65,000 crore.

The Congress, after rejecting the government's economic package announced to revive the economy, has said that sooner than later the government will accept the suggestions made by the Congress.

Former Finance Minister on Wednesday said on Twitter: "I had tweeted a few days ago that the day is not far off when the Congress' suggestions will be accepted by the government. A stubborn government has no choice and must listen to experience and wise counsel."
 

 
"The government has hinted at taking up cash transfers to the poor," Chidambaram added citing media reports.

"The government has also practically admitted through unnamed sources that it has asked the RBI to be prepared for monetising part of the fiscal deficit," he further said.
 

The Congress has been demanding cash transfer directly to the people's account to the tune of Rs 65,000 crore.

in his press conference on Tuesday said it is important the Government share concrete plans for how it intends to deal with our migrants crisis? How does it plan to scale up testing which is urgently needed? How does it plan to support our How will our State Governments be funded? There are many critical questions that the Government is not providing us answers to, which need to be addressed urgently, he said.

"Earlier this month, the Prime Minister announced an economic stimulus which according to him was equivalent to 10 per cent of the GDP. However, economists in India and around the world have done the maths and come to the sad conclusion that the economic stimulus announced by the Prime Minister is actually less than 1 per cent of our GDP and that too most of it is in terms of loans that could drag our into a debt trap from which they will struggle to recover," had said.

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First Published: Wed, May 27 2020. 12:49 IST