Rahul Gandhi on IMF projections for India

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Rahul Gandhi said the IMF projections were another “solid achievement” by the government. (File)

New Delhi:

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi scoured the center on Friday on the IMF’s projection that India’s economy is expected to contract 10.3% this year, saying it was another “solid achievement” by the government .

Mr Gandhi glanced at the government on Twitter, tagging a chart that showed the IMF’s growth projections for 2020-2021 for Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, China, Bhutan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and India.

The graph showed that the Indian economy is expected to contract by 10.3% this year, the sharpest contraction among the countries mentioned.

“Another solid achievement from the BJP government. Even Pakistan and Afghanistan have handled Covid better than India,” Gandhi tweeted with the graphic.

The former congressman also criticized on Wednesday IMF growth projections showing that Bangladesh was moving closer to India in terms of GDP per capita this year and described it as a “solid achievement” from six years of BJP “. hateful cultural nationalism”.

India’s economy, hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic, is expected to contract 10.3% this year, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday.

However, India is expected to rebound with an impressive growth rate of 8.8% in 2021, regaining the position of the fastest growing emerging economy, exceeding China’s projected growth rate of 8.2. %, said the IMF in its latest “ World Economic Report Outlook ”.

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