Acche Din Are Here, Except GDP Growth And Job Growth: Rahul Gandhi On Economic Survey

| January 30 , 2018 , 08:07 IST

The Economic Survey 2017-18 was tabled in Parliament on Monday by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, which predicted an overall positive picture of the Indian economy as well as a positive outlook.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi made a jibe at the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government, saying that 'Acche Din' are here, except for 'minor hiccups' like a decrease in GDP growth, agriculture and job creation. In his tweet, Gandhi also linked a video of the song 'Don't Worry Be Happy'.

"The Economic Survey 2018 says, 'Acche Din' are here, except for these minor hiccups: Industrial Growth is (down). Agricultural Growth is (down). GDP Growth is (down) and Job Growth is (down). Don't worry Be Happy!" Rahul Gandhi tweeted.

Communications in-charge of the Congress party, Randeep Surjewala also slammed the Economic Survey, alleging that it distorted facts.

"Economic Survey 2017-18 has affirmed the utter mismanagement of India's economy by Modi government in the last four years. No amount of new announcements in the Presidential address and the forthcoming budget can undo the damage the BJP government has done to a robust economy like India," Surjewala said.

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He added that 'Modinomics' had 'decoupled' India's robust economy by "myopic vision and the double whammy of demonetisation and ill-conceived GST".

"With one year to go for next General Elections, Prime Minister Modi has plunged the 'state of India's Economy' towards despondency, dejection and dire straits," Surjewala said.