Economy India has overcome Congress legacy, can no more use it as excuse, says NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Updated : June 18, 2018 02:27 PM IST Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister Arun Jaitley have repeatedly ripped into the Congress for leaving behind an economy in a shambles. The fiscal deficit for 2017-18 was 3.5 percent and the government has set the target of bringing it down to 3.3 per cent in the current fiscal. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.