Former Congress President and senior leader Rahul Gandhi have criticized the Prime Minister again with respect to the economic condition of the country.
On Wednesday, Rahul Gandhi shared an article of Business Standard which carried a quote by popular businessman NR Narayana Murthy where he has said that India may hit the lowest rate of growth since independence. Sharing the article, Gandhi wrote,
“Modi hai toh mumkin hai [If there is Modi, it is possible]”
Due to the novel coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent lockdown, the GDP growth rate of India is projected to be negative for the year 2020-21. Narayana Murthy said,
“India’s GDP is expected to shrink by at least 5 percent. There is a fear that we may even reach the lowest GDP since independence, since 1947.”
Murthy further called for a new system where every business in every sector can operate at full strength amid the pandemic. He also said that people should start living with the virus. Murthy was attending a discussion on Leading India’s Digital Revolution in the 16th edition of the Institute of Engineering and Technology’s India Digital conversations.
This is not the first time Gandhi is targeting Prime Minister Modi over the issue of governance. He has also criticized the current government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic and also it’s handling of the border dispute with China. Gandhi had earlier said that the Modi government’s policies have put over 14 crore Indians out of work. Gandhi had listed the bad policies introduced by the current government where he included demonetization, the goods, and services tax and the nationwide lockdown.
On August 8, he criticized the BJP government for missing in action even as the country’s coronavirus tally has crossed the 20 lakh mark. He also tagged his own tweet on July 17 where he had warned that India would cross the 20 lakh mark.