New Delhi, Sep 12 Dubbing Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s excuse that millennials were the reason for the slowdown in the auto sector as “foolish theories”, Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday made a scathing attack at Modi government , saying that rather than promoting manipulated news and propaganda the Modi government should find a concrete plan to fix the economy.
“What India needs isn’t propaganda, manipulated news cycles and foolish theories about millennials, but a concrete plan to fix the economy that we can all get behind. Acknowledging that we have a problem is a good place to start,” said Rahul in a tweet.
The Congress party has been questioning the Modi government about the steps being taken to create jobs and boost investment.
Rahul also slammed the Modi government for engaging in propaganda that the economic slowdown is a cyclic process and trying to hide its policy failures by manipulating news cycles. As on Sunday Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said, “Indian economy is on a strong footing as the fundamentals are strong. Slowdown is a cyclical process.”
With the tweet, Rahul attached a news report of the interview of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh dubbing flawed GST and demonetisation as the reason for the economic slowdown.
His statement came after Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman while addressing a press conference in Chennai said that the automobile and components industry has been affected by BS6 and the mindsets of millennials who now prefer to have Ola and Uber rather than committing to buying an automobile.
Rahul Gandhi has been critical of the government over the economic slowdown in the country.
The next two months will be crucial for the Indian economy, which is facing the worst growth slowdown in six years, as per official GDP data released on August 30.
State Bank of India (SBI) Chairman Rajnish Kumar told several business dailies that the next two months will be critical in terms of reviving the economy.