NEW DELHI : Dubbing the BJP as the "biggest Non-Performing Asset" of India, the Congress on Friday said the Narendra Modi government was relying on statistics to create an "illusion" of economic growth. The opposition party also slammed Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's statement on GDP figures, saying it was "full of utter confusion, hypocrisy, and bemusement". The party said the roaring "Make in India" lion is now "snoozing".
"Unemployment has risen and the corporate sector has taken a hit, but the Modi government is relying on statistics to create an illusion of economic growth," Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said here.
The Congress leader said that Jaitley's replies to the media on Thursday were full of "utter confusion, perplexity, hypocrisy, bewilderment, and even bemusement".
"In the past thee years, the government has not had the faintest idea of how to stop the economy's downslide," Singhvi said.
He said: "The recent GDP numbers conclusively prove that the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government is responsible for this massive downslide.
"The BJP has become India's biggest NPA (non- performing asset) or indeed a non-performing non-asset of India. Only 24 months are left (for the 2019 general elections) to take some tangible and real steps of governance."
The Congress demanded that the BJP implement its poll promises on creation of jobs and welfare of farmers.
Singhvi said Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday questioned Modi on his vision about 'Make in India'.
Gandhi also reflected on the state of the distressed farmers across the country, he said.
"Figures on the manufacturing sector made public are at a three-month low. In fact, since the BJP has come to power (in May 2014), the Index of Industrial Production has always seen a downward trend," said Singhvi.