New Delhi : Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi attacked Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for failing to revive the Indian economy which he said had landed in the “ICU” following the implementation of the GST regime and demonetization.
“Dear Jaitley, due to demonetization and GST, economy is in ICU. You say that are not less from anyone but even your remedies are not effective,” Gandhi said in tweet. Gandhi’s attack on Jaitley comes 2 days after the Modi government said the”Indian economy is on a strong wicket” and expressed confidence in its macroeconomic fundementals. The Congress leader had on Wednesday mocked the government over its growth forecast, terming the government’s statements on its economic performance as a “farce”.
“Dear Jaitley, May the Farce be with you,” Gandhi said in a tweet attaching a tweet posted on Tuesday by the Press Information Bureau, the government’s official publicity wing, which said that real GDP growth average was 7.5% in the last 3 years. On Monday Gandhi dubbed the Goods and Service Tax as “Gabbar Singh Tax”.