Don't need Congress' certification for our development plans: BJP on Chidambaram

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Mumbai, (Maharashtra), [India], Feb. 3 (ANI): Hitting back at former union finance minister Chidambaram's recent views tearing into demonetisation, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday said that they do not need a certificate from the Congress party on the party's development plans. "I don't think we need a certificate from the Congress party on the development plan that the BJP has on mind," BJP spokesperson Shaina NC told ANI. Asserting that the economy is on the right track, she added that the growth rate will increase irrespective of any critical comment from the senior Congress leader. Releasing a document titled 'Real State of the Economy 2015', two days ahead of Budget Session, Chidambaram said the document presents true assessment of the state of India's economy and is supported by hard research and data. "Yet if the government presents a rosy picture of the economy tomorrow, people of India are entitled to question that," he said. Pointing out that the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government was able to deliver 7 percent GDP during its 10-year tenure, Chidambaram said the current dispensation has failed to sustain the growth rate and has failed to create jobs for the people. (ANI)