Even Pakistan, Afghanistan dealt with COVID higher than India: Rahul on IMF projections

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Congress chief Rahul Gandhi

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi took a dig on the Centre on Friday over IMF’s projection that the Indian financial system is about to contract by an enormous 10.three per cent this yr, saying it was one other “strong achievement” by the federal government. Gandhi took a swipe on the authorities on Twitter by tagging a chart that confirmed IMF development projections for 2020-21 for Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, China, Bhutan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and India.

The chart confirmed that the Indian financial system is projected to contract by an enormous 10.three per cent this yr, the best contraction among the many international locations talked about.

“One other strong achievement by the BJP authorities. Even Pakistan and Afghanistan dealt with Covid higher than India,” Gandhi tweeted with the chart.

The previous Congress chief on Wednesday had additionally taken a dig on the authorities over IMF development projections displaying Bangladesh closing in on India when it comes to per capita GDP this yr and described it as a “strong achievement” of six years of BJP’s “hate-filled cultural nationalism”.

The Indian financial system, severely hit by the coronavirus pandemic, is projected to contract by an enormous 10.three per cent this yr, the Worldwide Financial Fund had stated on Tuesday.

Nevertheless, India is prone to bounce again with a formidable eight.eight per cent development charge in 2021, thus regaining the place of the quickest rising rising financial system, surpassing China’s projected development charge of eight.2 per cent, the IMF stated in its newest ‘World Financial Outlook’ report. 

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