New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has accused the Narendra Modi government of “manipulating” news cycles to hide the ongoing economic slowdown in the country. In a tweet, Rahul Gandhi said India does not need “propaganda” and “manipulated news cycles”. He said the country also doesn’t need “foolish theories about millennials”, indirectly attacking Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for her recent comment where she said the Indian auto industry is suffering because millennials aren’t buying cars as they prefer using cab services like Ola and Uber.
“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,” Rahul Gandhi said in his tweet.
What India needs isn’t propaganda, manipulated news cycles & foolish theories about millennials, but a concrete plan to #FixTheEconomy that we can all get behind.
Acknowledging that we have a problem is a good place to start.https://t.co/mAycubTxy1
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) September 12, 2019
Rahul Gandhi said, “Acknowledging that we have a problem is a good place to start.”
Earlier in the day, the Congress also shared the interview and quoted Manmohan Singh as saying, “I believe that we are entering a different kind of crisis now, a prolonged economic slowdown that is both structural and cyclical. The first step in a crisis is to acknowledge that we are facing one.”
In his interview, Manmohan Singh said we “can’t afford to deny” that the country is facing an “economic crisis”. He said a lot of time has been lost but the government is adopting a sector-wise “piecemeal approach”. Manmohan Singh reiterated that the Narendra Modi government’s demonetisation decision was a “monumental blunder”.