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Is this only to make govt look good on GDP growth rate: Jairam on base year

'Government wants 2017-18 as new GDP base year. Terrible idea! It was an abnormal year with notebandi & hasty GST'

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Jairam Ramesh | GDP growth

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Cong should not feel defensive or apologetic about the 1991 reforms: Jairam Ramesh

Congress leader on Sunday criticised the BJP government's plan to revise the base year to calculate the gross domestic product growth from the current 2011-12 to 2017-18, saying it was a "terrible" idea.

Citing a media report in this regard, Ramesh asked if it was only to make Modi 2.0 government look good on rates.

He suggested that 2018-19 should be made the GDP base year as 2017-18 was "an abnormal year with notebandi (demonetisation) and hasty GST".

"Government wants 2017-18 as new GDP base year. Terrible idea! It was an abnormal year with notebandi & hasty GST. Is this only to make Modi Sarkar 2.0 look good on rates?" he tweeted.

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First Published: Sun, November 10 2019. 11:50 IST
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