"Modiji’s Special": Rahul’s Take On Privatisation, Unemployment


NDTV

Write Comment     |     E-Mail To a Friend     |     Facebook     |     Twitter     |     Print


"Modiji’s Special": Rahul Gandhi’s Take On Privatisation, Unemployment

On Saturday Mr Gandhi tweeted about a reported freeze on recruitment by the centre, citing a newspaper article - later dismissed by the government - referencing a list of austerity measures

New Delhi: Congress MP Rahul Gandhi continued his relentless attack on the Narendra Modi government Monday evening with a tweet criticising "unnecessary privatisation... (that) is destroying employment" for the youth of the nation.

Mr Gandhi, who has stepped up his criticism after data last week showed that India’s GDP has contracted by a record 23.9 per cent between April and June, reiterated his belief that unemployment levels were linked to the Modi government’s drive to privatise PSUs (public sector units).

"Today the country is facing many disasters, like the Modi government, one of which is unnecessary privatisation. The youth want jobs but the Modi government is destroying employment and deposit(ing) capital by privatising PSUs... (to) whose benefit?" Mr Gandhi tweeted.

"(for the) development of just a few ’friends’... which is Modiji’s special... Stop Privatisation, Save Government Jobs," he added.

On Saturday Mr Gandhi tweeted about a reported freeze on recruitment by the central government; he cited a newspaper article referencing a list of austerity measures adopted amid the pandemic.

"The Modi government’s thinking is minimum government, maximum privatisation. Covid is just an excuse...," he tweeted, alleging that the "plan is to free government offices of all permanent staff, steal the youth’s future and propel his (PM Modi’s) own friends forward".

The centre subsequently clarified its position; the Ministry of Finance tweeted that the government circular referred to in the report dealt with internal procedure and would not affect or curtail recruitment.

Mr Gandhi has previously also attacked the government over employment levels and privatisation.

Last week he hit out over reports of 12 crore people being unemployed amid the lockdown and early last month he said the government had failed to live up to its promise of jobs for two crore people every year.

In July he criticised the government over first steps in the privatisation of Indian Railways, which employs around 12 lakh people.

Mr Gandhi has also released videos claiming that demonetisation, the Covid lockdown and the contentious GST are among the primary reasons for the condition of the Indian economy.

Yesterday he tweeted a video in which he sought to link the record 23.9 per cent contraction in GDP to the GST regime, which he referred to as the "Gabbar Singh Tax".

In an earlier video Mr Gandhi linked the GDP shock to demonetisation and tweeted: "PM Modi’s cashless India is in reality a mazdoor-kisan-chhota vyapari mukt Bharat (India free of farmers, labourers, small traders)".

After the release of GDP figures Mr Gandhi tore into the government, accusing it of repeatedly ignoring warnings from experts on the extent of the economic crisis.

Write your Comments on this Article
Your Name
Native Place / Place of Residence
Your E-mail
Your Comment   You have characters left.
Security Validation
Enter the characters in the image above
    
Disclaimer: Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. Kemmannu.com will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.
Please note that under 66A of the IT Act, sending offensive or menacing messages through electronic communication service and sending false messages to cheat, mislead or deceive people or to cause annoyance to them is punishable. It is obligatory on kemmannu.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request. Hence, sending offensive comments using kemmannu.com will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will Kemmannu.com be held responsible.
Similarly, Kemmannu.com reserves the right to edit / block / delete the messages without notice any content received from readers.




Welcome to Thonse Naturecure Hospital
View More

Billawa Legend Jay C. Suvarna EXPIREDBillawa Legend Jay C. Suvarna EXPIRED
Obituary: Mercine Lewis (94). Baligere Kudru, KemmannuObituary: Mercine Lewis (94). Baligere Kudru, Kemmannu
Unbelievable Stunts on Beach by local boys| Freestyle Jumps | India | Udupi | KemmannuUnbelievable Stunts on Beach by local boys| Freestyle Jumps | India | Udupi | Kemmannu
The Tablet - International Catholic WeeklyThe Tablet - International Catholic Weekly
GSB delicacies at Hotte Thumba Fish Court UdupiGSB delicacies at Hotte Thumba Fish Court Udupi
Rozaricho Gaanch September Issue 2020Rozaricho Gaanch September Issue 2020
Contact on Going Residential ProjectAl Nayaab Residency, UdupiContact on Going Residential ProjectAl Nayaab Residency, Udupi
Computerised Clinical Laboratory, Kemmannu.Computerised Clinical Laboratory, Kemmannu.
Milarchi Lara - Bulletin Issue July 2020.Milarchi Lara - Bulletin Issue July 2020.
Choice Furniture vast household showroom opens at Santhekatte, KallianpurChoice Furniture vast household showroom opens at Santhekatte, Kallianpur
Focus Studio, Near Hotel Kidiyoor, UdupiFocus Studio, Near Hotel Kidiyoor, Udupi
Canara Beach Restaurant, Hoode/Bengre, Udupi.Canara Beach Restaurant, Hoode/Bengre, Udupi.
Delite Catering, SanthekatteDelite Catering, Santhekatte
St. Alphonsa of India