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Jaitley, Surjewala spar on Twitter over state of economy

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Arun Jaitley's remark that is among the world's fastest growing economies was severely criticised by the on Thursday, with party's saying that growth under Modi-led government is at a four-year low.

Jaitley and Surjewala exchanged heated arguments on a day after the Minister's post where he said that the was becoming more and more "ideology-less" and "anti-Modism was becoming its only ideology".

Surjewala has countered it asking if (BJP) was becoming "agenda-less" and "achievement-less".

On Thursday morning, Jaitley tweeted: "@rssurjewala (Surjewala)- this is a political discourse. Abuse is not the answer. Please respond to the facts."

Responding to his tweet, Surjewala said: "@arunjaitley (Arun Jaitley) ji, when you abuse and berate the leadership, even and many others by distorting facts, it is 'political discourse' for you, but when you are shown the 'mirror of truth' with hard facts, you get 'unnerved' and call it 'abuse'? of Convenience?"

"Surjewala, surely the journey from being part of the 'fragile five' and 'policy paralysis' to the world's fastest growing economy could not be result of economic mismanagement - another case of ignorance," Jaitley said responding to the Congress leader's tweet.

Surejewala replied: "Growth under Government is at four-year low, exports are in free fall, promise of two crore jobs is a 'Jumla', NPAs are soaring to 10 lakh crore, investment is down, banks are paralysed and 'loot scams' a norm, GST flawed, schemes failing! Isn't this Economic Mismanagement?"



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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 20:52 IST