Priyanka Gandhi: Economy moving towards recession but when will govt open its eyes

DN Bureau

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Tuesday said that Indian economy is falling into a deep abyss of recession and asked when will the government open its eyes.

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi

New Delhi: Hitting out at the Centre over decline in GDP, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Tuesday said that Indian economy is falling into a deep abyss of recession and asked when will the government open its eyes.

She also attached a media report which said that after Maruti, Ashok Leyland's Chennai plant will remain closed for 5 days.

She further asked in her tweet that when will the government open its eyes?

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The Congress leader has been targeting the government over its handling of the economy and had on September 2 accused it managing the nation through "headline management" rather than finding a concrete solution to treat slowdown.

The economic growth slowed to a seven-year low to 5 per cent in April to June quarter from 8 per cent a year ago, as per the government data.The slowdown was largely due to a sharp dip in the manufacturing sector and agriculture output, the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation had said in a statement.The previous low was recorded at 4.9 per cent in April to June 2012-13. Consumer demand and private investment have weakened amid global trade frictions and dampening business sentiment. (ANI)

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