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Chidambaram hits out at PM over his remarks in Bangkok

New Delhi, November 5: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Tuesday took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his remarks in Bangkok, saying that he should have also talked about the falling investment, growth, credit and business confidence in India.
Chidambaram, who is currently lodged in Tihar jail for alleged corruption in the INX Media case, said the prime minister should have said that unemployment has also risen and there are signs that new loans are turning into bad loans.
“At Bangkok, the PM spoke about things that are rising and things that are falling in India. The list was incomplete.
“He should have added that investment is falling; core sector growth is falling; credit to industry is falling; consumer demand is falling; and business confidence is falling,” he said on Twitter.
Chidambaram, who asked his family to tweet on his behalf, said, “He should have also said that unemployment has risen to 8.5% and there are signs that new loans given in the last three years are turning into bad loans.” (PTI)