Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday criticised the government for the decline in GDP growth and said it was manufacturing other issues to deflect the country's attention from its failures.
"Falling GDP. Rising unemployment. Every other issue is manufactured to distract us from this fundamental failure," he tweeted.
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had dubbed the decision to demonetise high currency notes as "legalised plunder and a monumental failure" and predicted a 2 per cent fall in GDP.