Pavan Verma criticises Bihar FM Sushil Kumar Modi over his comments on economic slowdown

The economic growth slowed to a six-year low of 5 per cent in April to June quarter from 8 per cent a year ago.

Published: 02nd September 2019 02:04 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd September 2019 02:04 PM   |  A+A-

Bihar FM Sushil Kumar Modi

Bihar FM Sushil Kumar Modi (Photo | PTI)

By ANI

NEW DELHI: Criticising Bihar Deputy Chief Minister, Sushil Kumar Modi, over his comments on the economic slowdown, JDU National Spokesperson and party General Secretary Pavan Verma said his statement appeared to be that of a party apologist and not that of a finance minister.

"Though Modi and I are good friends and I also agree that he is an intelligent man but he is Finance minister of Bihar who is not familiar with economic reality," Varma said.

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On Sunday Modi had said that some opposition parties were trying to create panic in the country over what he claimed to be a recurring "cyclic" slowdown in the economy during months of "saawan-bhado".

The economic growth slowed to a six-year low of 5 per cent in April to June quarter from 8 per cent a year ago, according to the government data.

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Several opposition parties, including the Congress, and Trinamool Congress have blamed the Modi government's economic policy for the slowdown of Economy.

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