'Solid achievement of BJP's hate-filled cultural nationalism': Rahul Gandhi slams Centre over IMF data
Rahul shared a graph which showed Bangladesh closing in on India and almost catching up with it in terms of per capita GDP this year
New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday took a dig at the government over IMF growth projections showing Bangladesh closing in on India in terms of per capita GDP this year and described it as a "solid achievement" of six years of BJP's "hate-filled cultural nationalism".
Rahul also shared a graph citing its source as the International Monetary Fund's World Economic Outlook report which showed Bangladesh closing in on India and almost catching up with it in terms of per capita GDP this year.
Solid achievement of 6 years of BJP’s hate-filled cultural nationalism:
Bangladesh set to overtake India.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) October 14, 2020
The IMF said on Tuesday that the Indian economy, severely hit by the coronavirus pandemic, is projected to contract by a massive 10.3 percent this year.
However, India is likely to bounce back with an impressive 8.8 percent growth rate in 2021, thus regaining the position of the fastest growing emerging economy, surpassing China's projected growth rate of 8.2 per cent, the IMF said in its latest ''World Economic Outlook'' report.
Maharashtra witnessed a dip in daily COVID-19 cases and also fatalities as compared to Sunday, when it had registered 1,715 infections and 29 deaths
India reports 18,833 new COVID-19 cases, 278 deaths in last 24 hours; active infections lowest in 203 days
The active cases comprise 0.73 percent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.94 percent, the highest since March 2020, the health ministry said
The toll climbed to 4,49,260 with 263 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am