New Delhi, Dec 3: Congress leader P Chidambaram took a swipe at “the BJP’s ideas of reform” a day after BJP MP Nishikant Dubey told the Lok Sabha “in future GDP will not be of much use as an economic indicator”.
Upset over the central government’s proposed economic reforms, Chidambaram tweeted,”GDP numbers are irrelevant, personal tax will be cut , import duties will be increased God save India’s economy”.
Government data showed India’s gross domestic product (GDP) had slowed to 4.5 per cent in the July-September period.
During the debate on economic situation of the country, the BJP’s Nishikant Dubey said in parliament that GDP would soon stop being relevant. Dubey claimed that because the economic indicator had not existed before 1934 it was not an “ultimate truth”.
Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala posted a tweet: “God save us from such novice economists of New India!”