If you wear jacket, there’s no recession: BJP MP’s new economic theory

Virendra Singh Mast says recession will not affect India since it has a very strong agricultural economy

Virendra Singh Mast
BJP MP Virendra Singh Mast was speaking at an event in Ballia, Uttar Pradesh on Sunday | File Photo

BJP MP Virendra Singh Mast has come out with a new theory on recession, saying the condition of the economy could be understood from the clothes that people wear. He said there’s no recession in the country and argued people would have worn dhoti-kurtas had the economic situation been that bad.

Speaking at an event on Sunday, he said the world might be in the grip of recession but India will not be impacted by it as its rural and agricultural economy is very strong.

“Had there been a recession, we would have come here wearing dhoti and kurta and not coats and jackets. Had there been a recession, we would not have purchased clothes, pants and pajamas,” said Mast, who is also the BJP’s Kisan Morcha chief.

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“India is a country of villages and not just metro cities. This country not only has metros like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata, but also has 6.5 lakh villages,” said the saffron party lawmaker. “Banking reports say that in banks, most of the money deposited is that of villagers,” the Ballia MP added.

Mahatama Gandhi, Dr KB Hedgewar, Syama Prasad Mookerjee, and Jayaprakash Narayan had expressed confidence in the villagers and helped the country gain independence, he added. “If people from villagers had not sacrificed, India would not have gotten freedom from the Mughals and the Britishers,” he said.

(With inputs from agencies)

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