The Congress has questioned the delay in releasing the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) numbers.

Senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P Chidambaram said in a Twitter: "Economy is in safe hands, says the FM. It is in such ‘safe’ hands that the government will not release the IIP numbers for April 2020! Will the government lock up the IIP numbers in a safe vault to be opened only after 20 years?"

Chidambaram had earlier said that the GDP growth estimate was a telling commentary on the economic management of the BJP government.