Finance Minister P Chidambaram charged Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi with staging a "fake encounter with facts" regarding his claims of economic growth during BJP-led NDA being 8.4% and said nothing can be further from truth.

"The average for the six-year period (under Atal Bihari Vajpayee government from 1998-99 to 2003-04) was 6%, and the average for the last five years (1999-2000 to 2003-04) was 5.9%," Chidambaram said in a statement. Read More