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Rahul Gandhi, Abhijit Banerjee to discuss economic fallout of COVID-19

The first such dialogue was held last week when Gandhi discussed the coronavirus pandemic and its economic implications with former Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan

twitter-logoPTI | May 5, 2020 | Updated 08:28 IST
Rahul Gandhi, Abhijit Banerjee to discuss economic fallout of COVID-19
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's dialogue with Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee on dealing with the economic fallout of the COVID-19 crisis will be aired on Tuesday as part of his series of deliberations with experts on economy and health. The Congress party has tweeted a 1.44-minute clip from the conversation which will be aired in full at 9 am Tuesday.

The first such dialogue was held last week when Gandhi discussed the coronavirus pandemic and its economic implications with former Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan. During that dialogue, Rajan had said India should be "cleverer" in lifting the lockdown and should open up its economy in a "measured way" soon to save jobs.

He had also said that Rs 65,000 crore should be spent to support the poor hit hard by the crisis.

Also read: Coronavirus Lockdown X: Why it can't be business as usual for India

Also read: Indian economy can rebound fast if govt spends more to create demand, says Abhijit Banerjee

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