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What shines and who has been exposed in the politics over GDP numbers

GDP numbers tell a fantastic story of India's economic resilience in which the country’s politics has turned farcical.

The ‘my GDP growth versus your GDP growth’ camps from the BJP and the Congress should recall what the Indian government and the Indian watchers were worried about between  2006 and 2010 — the period during which India’s GDP grew the fastest in its history.

From the board rooms of global investors to the news rooms of media houses, everyone was concerned over whether India’s GDP growth was overheating!

gdp 690The official GDP data released recently showed that during the four years of present NDA rule the economy grew higher than

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