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Goyal downplays Amartya Sen's observations

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

today sought to downplay the observations made by Nobel prize winning on the present government saying that he had been saying this for a long time.

had said yesterday that the country had made a quantum jump in the wrong direction since 2014.

"He has been saying this for a long time", Goyal, who holds the portfolios of finance, coal, railways and corporate affairs, said when his comments were sought.

had said at a book launch in yesterday, "Things have gone pretty badly wrong... It has taken a quantum jump in the wrong direction since 2014. We are getting backwards in the fastest-growing economy.

"Now, is the second worst. has managed to shield us from being the worst," Sen said.

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First Published: Mon, July 09 2018. 19:55 IST
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