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Amit Shah holds meeting on economic slowdown

News Agencies | Updated on: 21 September 2019, 14:38 IST
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Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday held a meeting with the chief ministers of various BJP-ruled states on the economic slowdown, at the party headquarters here, the sources said.

While the chief ministers attended the meeting via video-conferencing, BJP Working President J P Nadda, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs Anurag Thakur were present at the party headquarters during the meeting.

The economic growth slowed to a seven-year low to 5 per cent in April to June quarter from 8 per cent a year ago, as per the government data.

The slowdown was largely due to a sharp dip in the manufacturing sector and agriculture output, the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation had said in a statement.


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First published: 21 September 2019, 14:38 IST