New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today slammed the Union government over IMF growth projections showing Bangladesh closing in on India in terms of per capita GDP this year and described it as a ‘solid achievement’ of six years of BJP’s ‘hate-filled cultural nationalism’.
He also shared a graph citing its source as the International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook report, which showed Bangladesh closing in on India and almost catching up with it in terms of per capita GDP this year.
“Solid achievement of 6 years of BJP’s hate-filled cultural nationalism: Bangladesh set to overtake India,” the former Congress president said in a sarcastic tweet accompanied by clapping emojis.
The IMF said on Tuesday that the Indian economy, severely hit by the coronavirus pandemic, is projected to contract by a massive 10.3 per cent this year.
However, India is likely to bounce back with an impressive 8.8 per cent growth rate in 2021, thus regaining the position of the fastest growing emerging economy, surpassing China’s projected growth rate of 8.2 per cent, the IMF said in its latest World Economic Outlook report.