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Downfall in GDP worrisome, hope govt wakes up: Manmohan

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday criticized the Narendra Modi government after India”s GDP growth rate went down to 4.5 percent in the second quarter of 2019-20, terming the development “worrisome”, and expressing hope that the latest figures would wake the government from its slumber.

In his address at the National Conclave on the Economy at Jawahar Bhawan, Manmohan Singh, who himself is an eminent economist, said: “There is no one today that can deny the sharp slowdown in India”s economy and its disastrous consequences, particularly for farmers, youth and the poor.”

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