A day after Petrol and diesel prices hit a record new high in four metros across the country on Friday, Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram has mounted a scathing attack on Modi- Government. Earlier, he expressed happiness over the growing rate of GDP, however, on Saturday he took to Twitter and wrote that GDP is a "statistic" and fuel price hike is "a cruel blow".
Fuel prices on Saturday hit a new record high crossing the previous peak reached on May 29. Here is a state wise price for Petrol and Diesel:
Earlier on Friday, The Central Statistical Office (CSO) estimated that Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the first quarter of the financial year 2018-19 i.e., from April to June, at 8.2 percent. The growth cements India’s position as the fastest growing economy by managing a strong show for the current fiscal with core performance and a healthy base. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitely took to Twitter and wrote:
However, Congress leader P Chidambaram presented his counter. While expressing his happiness over the rate of growth, he also presented a table of the last 8 quarters:
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