This is as ridiculous as his previous contention about the true levels of poverty line. An idea he wanted to float to show that poverty has declined in India.
Coming from somebody who is known as an economist, I wonder.
This is the same govenrment that:
1) could not meet the aspiration of the people and oversaw the period of jobless growth in India
2) ruined India's fiscal situation
3) mired in corruption (not that other political parties are different here)
4) oversaw the largest period of high and sutained inflation
The list is endless really.
This statement is a cruel joke on India and its people and in a way, is an admisison of his and his party's failure.