“Rural India is in serious distress. The economy has sunk and the govt is clueless about what can be done,” the former Congress president said
New Delhi: Former Congress president and member of parliament Rahul Gandhi alleged on Friday that the government is “clueless” about the economy and he said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman should “steal” ideas from his party’s Lok Sabha poll manifesto to tackle the “mess”.
Gandhi’s sharp attack on the government came over a media report which claimed rural consumption generally grows faster than urban consumption, but in this quarter the trend has been reversed with rural consumption being at its lowest in seven years for the quarter of September.
“Rural India is in serious distress. The economy has sunk and the govt is clueless about what can be done,” the former Congress president said.
“PM & FM should steal ideas from manifesto from Congress party where we had anticipated and set down detailed plans to tackle the mess,” Gandhi also wrote on the microblogging site and twitter account.
War of words is going on between both BJP and Congress political parties as Maharashtra and Haryana are heading for assembly elections.
Rural India is in severe distress. The economy has sunk and the #GovtIsClueless
about what to do.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) October 18, 2019