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Growth upswing likely to continue, India won't live in poverty: Jaitley

We must remember that the economy and the markets reward structural reforms, he wrote in his blog

Union Minister Arun Jaitley has said that 7.7 per cent economic growth in the fourth quarter of 2017-18 'firmly' established India as the fastest growing major economy in the world and the trend is likely to continue for some years.

Taking a dig at the critics of the government, Jaitley said that India's GDP has not declined by 2 per cent on account of demonetisation and GST implementation, nor will it India live in poverty as predicted by a former finance minister. "With structural reforms like demonetisation, the implementation of the Goods and ...

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First Published: Mon, June 18 2018. 15:27 IST