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There is economic regression, situation akin to 'financial emergency': Cong

The other issues raised by Cong spokesperson include falling GDP, shrinking labour force, recession in real estate sector, continuous weakening of rupee, and falling FDI and FPI

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Abhishek Manu Singhvi
Abhishek Manu Singhvi

The on Sunday expressed concern over what it called the "slowdown" of economy and said the country is facing a situation like that of a "financial emergency".

spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi accused the BJP of diverting the people's attention from its failures.

Expressing concern over the economic slowdown, Singhvi said the situation is like that of a "financial emergency".

He raised the issue of slowdown in

The trend of the slowdown in the automobile industry did not come all of a sudden. The 31 per cent fall in sales is also the ninth straight drop in monthly passenger vehicle sales, Singhvi said.

"Sales have fallen in 12 out of 13 months since July 2018, underscoring the sharp slowdown in the world's fourth largest automobile market," Singhvi said at a press conference.

He also raised the issues of crashing stock exchange and rising fiscal deficit.

The other issues he raised are falling GDP figures, shrinking labour force, recession in real estate sector, continuous weakening of rupee, and falling foreign direct investment and foreign portfolio investment.

Criticising the Narendra Modi government, he said, "Ironically, if one looks at between Modi 1 (government) beginning and Modi 2, he or she shall figure that has been a regression in progress."

First Published: Sun, August 18 2019. 18:20 IST
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