U-turn? Raghuram Rajan now says he never doubted new GDP numbers

New Delhi - A day after stating that "there are problems with the way we count GDP", RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan on Friday said he has never raised doubts over the GDP numbers and they are broadly correct.

Raghuram Rajan. PTI

Raghuram Rajan. PTI

"It was not anything about new GDP numbers or the way GDP is calculated. I think it's broadly correct," Rajan said while delivering the C D Deshmukh Memorial Lecture here.

Observing that there are "no hidden messages" in his lectures, he said: "You do not have to gauge intent. I am direct when I speak".

These comments follow another lecture Rajan gave on Thursday in Mumbai before the students of the RBI-promoted Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, where he had said, "There are problems with the way we count GDP which is why we need to be careful sometimes just talking about growth."

PTI


Updated Date: Jan 30, 2016 11:16 AM

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