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Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi reacts to Arun Jaitley, tweets 'marketing hype cannot fix reality'

Ever since the World Bank rankings have come up, Congress has launched scathing attacks on BJP's tactics.

Cartoon by Manjul.

Cartoon by Manjul.

On Wednesday, after Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi made remarks on Finance Minister Arun Jaitley being only happy with the rankings, Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi tweeted, "Marketing hype can't fix reality. It's easy to hire consultants and fix rankings."

Taking up the ease of doing business, Rahul said that Jaitley looked at an international study to see the ease of doing business in India. He asked Jaitley to instead go to a small shopkeeper and ask them about ease of doing business. "Everyone will say that ease has been destroyed. For Jaitley, foreigners are right but poor Indians are wrong." Rahul also tweeted saying that everyone knows about the ease of doing business and the rank only makes Jaitley feel happy.

Gandhi, in a fiery speech in poll-bound Gujarat, accused the BJP governments at the Centre and state of promoting crony capitalism. He said while small farmers, traders and businessmen were suffering hardships "five or 10 big industrialists were reaping benefits". On Wednesday, Congress also took a jibe at 'ease of business' through it's official Twitter handle.

In October, Singhvi had questioned who pays for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's travels and said the estimated cost of these air travels was around Rs 16.56 crore. "The nation wants to know, we want to know, as to who paid for these chartered plane travels by Modi. No information has been furnished till date in response to a RTI query made in 2007," Singhvi said.

With inputs from IANS

Published Date: Nov 01, 2017 18:42 PM | Updated Date: Nov 03, 2017 16:18 PM

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