Hide The Truth: Modi Doesn’t Want You To Know That Manmohan Managed Economy Better Than Him
Under UPA-2, in 2010-'11, India's GDP growth rate was recorded at a historic 10.8 per cent high.
The Narendra Modi government on Tuesday, dismissed a report that showed that India’s gross domestic product (GDP) was much higher under UPA regime than under the current government.
Rattled by the findings of the report that have cast aspersions on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government’s performance, the government has now stated that the report “should not be quoted anywhere.”
The report, which calculated back-series GDP growth, was published on the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MOSPI) website on 25 July. However, after the report gained much media attention, it was removed form its original url address and uploaded under the ‘National Statistical Commission’ section of the ‘About Us’ head, as ‘’, The Print.
Additionally, a disclaimer was added to the report retrospectively.
“The Committees constituted by the National Statistical Commission has submitted Draft Reports for wider Public Consultation. These Reports are not final and the figures/estimates are also not final and should not be quoted anywhere. The Reports have not been approved by National Statistical Commission or MoSPI,” read the disclaimer, given in the introduction of the ‘draft report’.
According to the report, under the Manmohan Singh government, India’s GDP growth rate was much higher than current NDA regime. Under UPA-1, in the year 2007-’08, GDP was marked at 10.2 per cent. Whereas, under UPA-2, in 2010-’11, India’s GDP was recorded at a historic 10.8 per cent high.
During the four years of the NDA government, the highest that India’s GDP has touched is 8.2 per cent in 2015-’16, while the lowest is recorded at 6.7 per cent in 2017-’18.