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March 20, 2019

Arun Jaitley writes off economists' concerns over data integrity, calls campaign politically motivated
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has dismissed the concerns raised by some economists over the integrity of statistical organisation and economic data of the country. Jaitley said the campaign started by them is politically motivated. Last week, 108 economists and social scientists had called for restoration of institutional independence and integrity of statistical organisations in India.

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