He also questioned the government for “backsliding on the fiscal deficit target for the current year.
“Within months of setting the FD target at 6.4 per cent for 2022-23, government is backsliding. Now, Government is saying it will ‘try to keep the FD at 6.7 per cent’, same as the level in 2021-22,” the former finance minister said on Twitter.
Within months of setting the FD target at 6.4 per cent for 2022-23, government is backslidingNow, Government is s… https://t.co/4tH0iGY9qE
— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) 1656048996000
“High FD, high inflation, huge FPI outflows, depreciating rupee, depletion of forex reserves — what do they point to? Is the Indian economy in the pink of health,” he questioned.
The Congress party and its leaders have been questioning the government’s economic policies and accusing the BJP dispensation of “mismanaging” the country’s economy.