Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday directly attacked Prime Minister Modi and asked him ‘Hows the jobs’ after media reports said that the National Sample Survey Office data shows unemployment is at a 45 year low.
Citing the news report, Rahul Gandhi on Thursday tweeted “NoMo Jobs! The Fuhrer promised us 2 Cr jobs a year. 5 years later, his leaked job creation report card reveals a National Disaster. Unemployment is at its highest in 45 yrs.”
The Fuhrer promised us 2 Cr jobs a year. 5 years later, his leaked job creation report card reveals a National Disaster.
Unemployment is at its highest in 45 yrs.
6.5 Cr youth are jobless in 2017-18 alone.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) January 31, 2019
The survey has become a political issue after the acting chairman and another member of the body that reviewed the job data resigned due to the delay in the report’s release. The head of the government-funded National Statistical Commission PC Mohanan said on Wednesday that he and colleague J Meenakshi were unhappy at the non-publication of jobs data that had been due for release in December and alleged interference by other state agencies over backdated GDP data.
The report claimed that joblessness stood at 7.8 per cent in urban areas compared with 5.3 per cent in the countryside.
This is the first comprehensive assessment of India’s employment situation conducted after Modi’s decision in November 2016 to withdraw most of the country’s banknotes from circulation overnight, the Business Standard report said.
This comes at a time when the government is all set to present its sixth and last budget before the general elections on Friday before the Parliament.
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