Rahul on Sitharaman’s ‘Act of God’ comment: India’s economy wrecked by demonetisation, defective GST, failed lockdown

New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday hit out at Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman by claiming that the Indian economy has been “crushed” by three activities – demonetisation, defective GST and a failed lockdown. 

Sitharaman on Thursday had said the economy has been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, which is an ‘Act of God’, and it will see a compression in the current financial situation. 

Gandhi tweeted his response alongside a news report, saying: “India’s economy has been destroyed by three actions: 1. Demonetisation, 2. Flawed GST, 3. Failed lockdown .     Anything else is a lie.”

During the 41 GST Council meet on Thursday, Sitharaman uncovered that the pandemic has seriously affected GST incomes which have extended to Rs 2.35 lakh crore this year from a deficiency of Rs 70,000 crore last monetary. The Center gave the alternative to the states that they can take an advance for the necessary income in the current money related year. 

The previous Congress president has been incredulous of the Narendra Modi-led government in its treatment of the economy. 

Gandhi is also lending his help to the students who need the NEET-JEE deferred, he began an online mission so the requests of the students can be passed on to the administration.

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