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Day after GDP data, PM defends govt's record and hints at more measures

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also joined in and defended the Centre's economic record in the last six months

Narendra Modi
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi

A day after India’s economic growth hit its lowest level in more than six years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the first six months of the National Democratic Alliance government since its re-election were “phenomenal for the rise of a new India” and that “historic steps” were taken from the end of Article 370 to economic reforms and productive Parliament sessions to a decisive foreign policy. Pointing out that more measures would be taken for development, a series of tweets and posters published by Modi’s account said numerous decisions had ...