Union minister Anurag Thakur hits back at Chidambaram; says economy will rebound on reforms

NEW DELHI: Hitting back at former finance minister P Chidambaram for his comments on the economy, minister of state for finance Anurag Thakur on Wednesday said India’s growth will rebound on the back of consistent reforms and strong fundamentals.
Thakur also regretted that “leaderless Congress (was) behaving like an ostrich reading economic data”.
“Indian economy is resilient and will rebound in the times ahead based on consistent reforms that have ensured strong fundamentals through these difficult times.
“I am not surprised that the former finance minister chose to ignore hard data and instead went ahead with ‘whataboutery’ – the Congress leadership has embodied this clueless approach over the years,” the Union minister said in a press release.
Consistent reforms and strong fundamentals have ensured that India had a swift rebound from a contraction of 24.4 per cent in the first…

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