Airports full, people getting married, hence, no slowdown: BJP leader
All numbers indicate that the Indian economy is going through one of its worst slowdowns, but for this Union Minister, everything is fine since people are getting married, and airports are full. This bizarre logic was given by Suresh Angadi, the Minister of State for Railways, on Friday and it has got us thinking about the low IQ of our elected leaders.
He claimed people are happy, some trying to malign PM
Angadi was asked a question about the slump in the economy, when he claimed common people are "happy" but some are trying to malign Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "The common people...they are happier. Only few people are creating (the issue) to damage the name of (the) honorable PM, who is more popular in the world, (sic)" the MP from Karnataka said.
"No one's wedding is called off"
"Airport full hai, koi seat nahin milta, railway station mein ticket nahin milta, woh full hai...Kisi ka shaadi nahin rukta hai (Airports are full, there's no seat available, tickets are not available at railway stations, they are full...no one's wedding is called off)," he said.
Angadi said slowdown happens every three years (?)
Speaking on worrisome data, Angadi claimed the economy goes through a slump every three years, and things will pick up soon. "Every three years, there is a phase...cycle rehta hai (it is a cycle)...you look at every three years, the economy of every country, there is up and there is down," he said. Adding that prices have remained stagnant, he asked where's the slowdown.
The genius remarks came on day when reports painted grim-picture
Ironically, Angadi's remarks came on a day when a Business Standard report suggested rural consumer spending plummeted to a 40-year low between July 2017 and June 2018. The fall was primarily due to weaker rural demand. But, the government dumped it over "data quality issues". Earlier too, Centre junked a similar report which said unemployment in India touched a 45-year high during 2017-18.