The increasing GDP growth rate is seen as the good sign in current Narendra Modi government. However, their opposition, the Congress, apparently is not satisfied with this achievement. They started their attack on the Modi by saying that government doesn’t see the reality on the field. The Congress reveals that the GDP increase doesn’t really happen. In fact, they make a pun by saying that the real GDP increase is Gas, Diesel and Petrol price.
Gourav Vallabh, the Congress spokesperson, said it’s true that the GDP increase for 8.2 percent in the first quarter. However, the reason why it happens is the base effect. When the government releases the number, they use the lowest base of Q1 growth rate in 2017-2018, which is 5.6 percent as the base. However, in reality, the increase is also followed by the increase in gas, diesel and petrol price.
Vallabh said that today, the subsided LPG cylinder price is increasing significantly. In Delhi itself, the price reaches Rs 30.50. This price is the upper limit for middle-class society. On the other hand, the non-subsided LGP cylinder price can even reach Rs 1401.5.
Vallabh doesn’t stop at that point. He also attacks the Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley. He said through his social media account that the minister doesn’t try to find the solution to the problem in the finance ministry. Instead, he writes a blog. Vallabh added the minister use the blog to spread false information and confuse people of the current India condition.
There is a possibility that Vallabh makes this comment after what the person that he commented made some statement about demonetization. A day before Vallabh said the comment; Jaitley writes a post on his blog about Rafale fighter jet deal. The deal seems suspicious, but once again, Jaitley uses his blog to defend and confuse the public about this deal.
Apparently, the political climate in India has reached its highest temperature. The clash between the Congress, government and other party become one of the hottest news you can find today. As we all know, Modi has successfully taken the spotlight after the decrease of the Congress image in public, with his unique and people-based vision. So, we can only see what Vallabh made all of those comments just as the act of revenge for what Modi did in the past. We don’t know what will happen in the future. If Modi government wants to keep their image, we think that they have to give the best result for society.