Taking a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the NDA Government recently releasing new back series data for the GDP which revised down the GDP growth in the UPA rule, Congress president Rahul Gandhi called Mr Modi ‘a master of data manipulation’. Rahul posted on his twitter handle a cartoon showing Mr Modi , standing on a pedestal alongside a tall portrait of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, asking Finance Minister Arun jaitley to lower the size of Dr Singh’s portrait .
‘’Modi-Master of Data Manipulation,’’Rahul said in the tweet.
The comments by the Congress president came two days after the Niti Aayog released the new back series data of the GDP which lowered the growth rate of the country during the UPA rule.
The GDP data released by the Government in August 2018 had put the GDP growth rate in one of the UPA years at 10.3 per cent. However, the back series data released on Wednesday put the GDP down rate for the same year at 8.5 per cent.
The government on Wednesday released the New back series GDP data which revised down the Gross Domestic Product growth rates for the 2006-2012 period, saying it had recalibrated the data to reflect a more accurate picture of the economy.