BJP MPs oppose panel’s draft on GDP
In what seems like a rift within the ruling BJP, several party lawmakers, who are members of Parliament’s estimates committee on Saturday said they will not let the panel’s draft report which recommends review of the mechanism to calculate GDP to be adopted in its current form.
The draft report on ‘ measuring growth, employment and income’ created a rift among the Bharatiya Janata Party members of the panel, as veteran party leader Murali Manohar Joshi, who heads the committee, is keen for its adoption while the other party parliamentarians, led by Nishikant Dubey, are against it.
A BJP member of Parliament, who is a member of the panel said, it is absolutely incorrect for the report to question the government’s mechanism to calculate GDP data. It is being done according to global standards and the current government is implementing the same methodology which was used by the previous ones, the MP said.
According to sources, Mr Dubey may also give a dissent note against the draft report and it will be adopted only after amendments.