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How bad is the UPA's economic record?

First published: April 2, 2014, 2:43 PM IST | Updated: April 2, 2014
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How bad is the UPA's economic record?
The economic record of the United Progress Alliance (UPA) is a major election issue.

New Delhi: The economic record of the United Progress Alliance (UPA) is a major election issue, and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is making the case that weak leadership and a welfarist ideology led the UPA to fritter away India's economic future.

At a press conference on Sunday, BJP leader and former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha posed 18 questions (that are mostly rhetorical, I should warn) to Finance Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram, and ended with the following statement:

"The fact of the matter is Sri Chidambaram that you will be remembered by history as a spoiler, as some one who specializes in sub 5 per cent growth rate, for your hubris and for your baseless tall claims which you do not tire of making even today. Your words and statements have lost all credibility."

Feelings do seem to be running high here. But what is the UPA's actual record of delivering economic growth? Read the full report here

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