‘Patient’ Dying But PM Says Operation Successful: Manish Sisodia

The PM has either lied about the economic crisis or has presented the wrong facts, Manish Sisodia lashed out.

Updated05 Oct 2017, 01:44 PM IST
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The Aam Aadmi Party on Friday questioned Prime Minister's assertion that the economy was on a firm footing, and likened him to a surgeon who claims that the operation has been successful, even when the patient is on the verge of death.

AAP leader Manish Sisodia claimed the PM presented the "wrong facts" when he spoke on the GDP slowdown on Thursday.

He was referring to the PM's address to a gathering of Company Secretaries, where he had said that his government will continue reforms, and not hesitate to take decisions to reverse the GDP slowdown witnessed in the last two quarters.

If I summarise PM’s speech ...Aap aise doctor ke rup me pith thapthapa rahe ho jo kahe operation hamne successful kar diya but marij mar raha hai (You are patting yourself like a doctor, who says the operation was successful, but the patient is dying) 
Manish Sisodia

The PM tried to present an economic picture before the nation, but it was an imaginary one with little facts, Manish Sisodia told reporters.

Sisodia, who is also the finance minister of Delhi, said contrary to Prime Minister’s claim, the GDP fell from 9.1 percent to 5.7 percent in the last six quarters.

"He has either lied about the economic crisis or has presented the wrong facts," he told reporters here.

Modi had on Wednesday slammed his critics saying they were seeing slowdown in the last two quarters, but were ignoring the fact that the BJP government had brought down inflation from 10 percent in the UPA regime to 2.5 percent, shrunk Current Account Deficit to nearly 1 percent from 4 percent, and brought down fiscal deficit to 3.5 percent from 4.5 percent.

The Deputy Chief Minister said the decline of even one percent in the GDP renders 10 lakh people jobless.

Sisodia said Modi did not speak about job creation. The job market is down and there are no fresh investments coming in, he claimed.

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Published: 05 Oct 2017, 01:33 PM IST

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