Ahead of the NDA government’s third anniversary, the Congress today demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi comes out with a white paper on the state of the economy and makes public the GDP numbers as per old formula besides details of those given jobs in last three years. AICC senior spokesperson Anand Sharma hit out at the government for its “publicity spree” over the “MODI Fest”, alleging that the BJP was opening the vaults of the treasury to further the “personality cult” of the prime minister and has spent over Rs 1,500 crore from the central funds.
He also described the Indian economy as “sluggish” and the country’s growth “flat” with no investments coming in and investment and bank saving rates and non agricultural bank credit off-take all plummeting. “We demand that government comes out with a White Paper on the state of the economy and makes public the GDP figures as per old formula. “We also dare the prime minister to make public the details of the people who have been given jobs by his government during the three years of the BJP rule at the Centre,” he told reporters here.
The former union minister of commerce and industry claimed that against the promise of two crore jobs every year by the NDA government only 1.5 lakh jobs were generated last year. The Congress was also critical of the internal security situation in the country and dubbed the government’s Pakistan policy a “diplomatic disaster”.