P Chidambaram slams state of economy citing reports in foreign magazine, says companies read such reports

  • The former finance minister also said in a tweet that the magazine, The Economist, is read by the Fortune 500 companies that will invest in India

  • Chidambaram, who is in jail for alleged corruption in the INX Media case, had asked his family to tweet on his behalf

  • He also pointed out that Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal had criticised Nobel Prize winner Abhijit Bannerjee

New Delhi:  Incarcerated Congress leader P Chidambaram on Monday referred to an editorial in The Economist magazine that said the Indian economy is "incompetently managed and doing badly".

 P Chidambaram slams state of economy citing reports in foreign magazine, says companies read such reports

File photo of Congress leader P Chidambaram. PTI

The former finance minister, who is in jail for alleged corruption in the INX Media case, also said in a tweet that the magazine is read by the Fortune 500 companies that will invest in India.

"Read The Economist magazine of 26 October. It is read by the Fortune 500 companies that must invest in India.

"The Editorial says 'India's economy is incompetently managed and doing badly'," he said on Twitter.

The former finance minister had asked his family to tweet on his behalf.

"Doing badly' is what Nobel Prize winner Dr Abhijit Bannerjee said last week. And he was severely criticised by our Commerce and Industry Minister Mr Piyush Goyal," he said in another tweet.

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Updated Date: Nov 04, 2019 13:54:35 IST