Is the “GDP, per capita growth rates and national poverty line” according to Congress Nut Leader and Socialist Politician.
- "GDP growth rate is no index of what is happening in our country. The per capita growth rate, derived from the GDP growth rate, is also a wholly, not inadequate, wholly misleading index of what is actually being attained in terms of progress by the people of India,"
- "designed to pull wool over your eyes because it gives them easy way of describing how poverty alleviation is taking place when in fact it's hardly, barely taking place".
- "real enemy of the Indian people" ……… "higher and yet higher GDP growth rates means an increasing squeezing out of national resources from areas where people needed to areas which will boost growth"