'Falling GDP, Rising unemployment': Rahul Gandhi slams Centre

| Updated: Jun 01, 2017 20:20 IST

New Delhi [India], June 1 (ANI): Slamming the Union Government over the recent economic indicators that showed the country's Gross domestic product (GDP) growth to have slowed down, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday took to Twitter announcing the GDP figures with rising unemployment growing in the country. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Falling <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GDP?src=hash">#GDP</a>.Rising <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/unemployment?src=hash">#unemployment</a>.Every other issue is manufactured to distract us from this fundamental failure<a href="https://t.co/Hoq1UF6Uou">https://t.co/Hoq1UF6Uou</a></p>&mdash; Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) <a href="https://twitter.com/OfficeOfRG/status/870136404969308160">June 1, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> According to statistic, India's Gross domestic product (GDP) slowed sharply to 6.1 percent in the three months ending March 31. The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was 6.1 per in the January-March quarter, the immediate three months after the demonetisation was announced on November 8, 2016. Congress leader P.L.P unia yesterday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) who boasted of an eight percent growth must speak up on the current status of the nation's economy. The data released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) revealed that the Gross Value Added (GVA) slipped sharply to 6.6 per cent in the last financial year ended March 31, from 7.9 per cent growth in 2015-16. The demonetisation seems to have impacted the Gross value added (GVA) in the third as well as fourth quarter of 2016-17 which slipped to 6.7 per cent and 5.6 per cent respectively, from 7.3 per cent and 8.7 per cent. Almost all sectors, with the exception of agriculture, showed deceleration in the aftermath of demonetisation. (ANI)

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