NITI  Aayog ‘Not In Touch With India’, Says Jairam Ramesh
India’s former environment minister Jairam Ramesh. (Photographer: Nelson Ching/Bloomberg) 

NITI Aayog ‘Not In Touch With India’, Says Jairam Ramesh

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Congress leader Jairam Ramesh took a swipe at the NITI Aayog and dubbed it “Not in Touch with India” after its Chief Executive Officer Amitabh Kant questioned apprehensions about an economic slowdown.

Kant, an IAS officer, had quoted a news report and tweeted, “What slowdown? New auto entrants with exciting new models are cruising!”

Responding to it, Ramesh tweeted, “Ever wonder what NITI in Niti Aayog stands for? It's clearly 'Not In Touch with India'. 5 consecutive quarters of declining GDP growth and now this.”

Also read: P Chidambaram Takes A Dig At Economic Slowdown

NITI Aayog, earlier known as the Planning Commission, is a government institution for policy planning and for catalysing economic development in the country.

The Congress has been attacking the government over the slowdown in GDP growth which has come down to 5 percent for the quarter ending June 2019.

Also read: Fitch Solutions Says India GDP Growth To Rebound At Slower Pace

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