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BJP, Cong leaders spar over back series GDP data as election nears

The figures showed growth in the 10 years of Congress rule to 2014 averaged 6.7 per cent, below an average of 7.4 per cent under the current government

Alasdair Pal | Reuters  |  NEW DELHI 

It may be the world's sixth largest, but most other things about India's economy are up for debate. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is under fire for the release of new historical GDP figures that significantly downgraded growth during the years the opposition Congress party was in power, replacing old government estimates and those prepared by an independent committee. The figures, released by the government's Central Statistics Office (CSO), showed growth in the 10 years of Congress rule to 2014 averaged 6.7 per cent, below an average of 7.4 per cent under ...

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First Published: Fri, November 30 2018. 20:18 IST
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