When inflation does not come down, 'Modi-fy' statistics: Congress leader's dig at govt

Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Thursday hit out at the Narendra Modi government over inflation, saying it decided to "Modi-fy" statistics when it failed to bring down prices

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh (IANS/File photo)
Congress leader Jairam Ramesh (IANS/File photo)
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Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Thursday hit out at the Narendra Modi government over inflation, saying it decided to "Modi-fy" statistics when it failed to bring down prices.

His remarks came amid reports that the government will revise the wholesale price index and consumer price index that will show lower figures of inflation in recent months.

"Modi Model of Governance: When inflation does not come down, Modi-fy the statistics that show inflation," Ramesh said in a tweet in Hindi.

The Congress general secretary also tagged a news report that stated that the new WPI, CPI indices after their revision may show lower inflation print for recent months.


The Congress party has been attacking the government over the issue of inflation and have alleged that the wholesale price index is at a 30-year high and continues to be in double digits. Retail inflation for May this year has remained over 7 per cent.

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