‘Draconian Lockdown’: Rajiv Bajaj to Rahul on State of Economy

In a conversation with Congress leader Rahul Gandh, industrialist Rajiv Bajaj described India’s lockdown as “draconian” and implied that it lead to the economic fallout of the COVID-19 crisis.

"“Our lockdown was porous and decimated the economy. We flattened the GDP curve instead of infection curve.” " - Rajiv Bajaj, MD Bajaj Auto

Gandhi has been having a series of discussions with experts from various fields during the coronavirus pandemic and the eventual lockdown.

In the teaser tweeted by the former Congress president’s Twitter handle earlier, the Managing Director of Bajaj Auto Rajiv Bajaj is seen talking about the effect of the lockdown on the economy.

"“The virus is waiting to hit you, so you have not solved that problem, but you have decimated the economy. You have flattened the wrong curve – not the infection curve but the GDP curve. This is what we have ended with – the worst of both worlds.” " - Rajiv Bajaj, Managing Director, Bajaj Auto

Gandhi has held a series of discussions with experts like former RBI chief Raghuram Rajan, Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee, among others.

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