1. Manmohan Singh’s GDP prediction post note ban has come true, says Congress leader Jaipal Reddy

Manmohan Singh’s GDP prediction post note ban has come true, says Congress leader Jaipal Reddy

Former prime minister Manmohan Singh's prediction that demonetisation would lead to a fall in the GDP growth rate has come true, senior Congress leader S Jaipal Reddy said here today.

By: | Hyderabad | Published: June 3, 2017 5:35 PM
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Former prime minister Manmohan Singh’s prediction that demonetisation would lead to a fall in the GDP growth rate has come true, senior Congress leader S Jaipal Reddy said here today. “He (Singh) spoke in Parliament only for six minutes where he said there will be a decline of one or two per cent in the national production rate. “A decline of one per cent means, if we look at the overall picture in India, there will be a decline of Rs 1.50 lakh crore in production. The government figures released the day before yesterday said there was a decline of one per cent in the national production rate,” he said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had described demonetisation as a revolution and claimed that the people would be plagued with difficulties for a period of only 50 days, but the decision forced crores of people to return to their villages from the big cities, Reddy claimed, adding, “Farmers could not even sow the crops.” The Congress leader, who was speaking at a ‘Meet the Press’ event organised by the Press Club of Hyderabad, said his party, however, was in favour of digital transactions.

The former Union petroleum minister also alleged that the government had not passed on the benefits of the fall in international oil prices to the common people. “On June 4, 2014, the rate was USD 105 per barrel. On April 27, 2017, it was USD 49. The surplus of Rs 1.20 lakh crore per year was for whom? Not for the people, but the government. It was budget relief… But, the relief never reached the consumers,” he said.

Claiming that the government would, however, increase the prices if there was a rise in the international crude prices, Reddy said it needed to clarify how was it spending the Rs 1.20 lakh crore it got as relief. “This is daylight robbery of consumers,” he alleged. Modi had promised to bring back Rs 80 lakh crore of black money stashed abroad, but the NDA government had recently informed the Supreme Court that international treaties prevented it from disclosing the details of black money holders, claimed the Congress leader.

He further alleged that the Modi government had a “divisive agenda based on religious and caste lines”. Reddy wondered why those who had voted for Modi criticised US President Donald Trump for his actions. “I am asking those who voted for Modi, you are supporting him on the social media. But, why are you criticising Trump? Who is Trump? America’s Modi,” he said.

Replying to a query, the Congress leader said he would support the high-command’s decision to project party vice- president Rahul Gandhi as the prime ministerial candidate in the 2019 general election.

  1. Ram Deshpande
    Jun 4, 2017 at 8:13 am
    Sir there is some substance in shri Jaipal Reddy's comments but every thing is no true. During the period of Congress the same things were happening. Many stone difference of reduction in rate was not passed on to public. And they to have not declared where the money was used. Public hopes the bright future in Modi govt policies. We shall give some time. Sir Modiji a team will definitely show good results. At present every body has accepted Govt policies. Hence public supports Govt. Ram Deshpande Narayanguda Hyderabad.
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      mahesh
      Jun 4, 2017 at 4:14 am
      MMS clearly said GDP will reduce by 2 ....But its not reduced by 2 .. what to do now?
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        mahesh
        Jun 4, 2017 at 4:10 am
        This Guy was not heard for many days...sudeenly he has popped up.. He has to decide whether MMS said it was one percent or two percent reduction. The steps what this govt has taken is leading to a major transformation of this country. Jaipalji, have some shame.Why are you still promoting the immature pappu?
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        1. Harvinder Maini
          Jun 3, 2017 at 6:17 pm
          Btu for BJP "MURGE KI TEEN TANG"
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