BJP case of moral bank­ruptcy: RaGa

Deccan Chronicle - - Nation -

New Delhi, Feb. 10: Congress pres­i­dent Rahul Gandhi on Sun­day at­tacked the Cen­tre over the is­sue of job cre­ation, al­leg­ing that in­com­pe­tence cou­pled with ar­ro­gance has made the govern­ment a “text­book case of moral bank­ruptcy”.

Mr Gandhi cited a me­dia re­port, which quoted an Uber driver as say­ing that the govern­ment has not given jobs and he found one af­ter in­vest­ing lakhs, to make his point.

The driver had made the re­marks when he was asked about NITI Aayog’s re­ported state­ment that Ola/Uber have cre­ated two mil­lion jobs.

“In­com­pe­tence cou­pled with ar­ro­gance has made this govern­ment a text­book case of moral bank­ruptcy,” Mr Gandhi said in a Face­book post.

Mr Gandhi has been highly crit­i­cal of Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi on the is­sue of un­em­ploy­ment and has of­ten ac­cused him of not ful­fill­ing the prom­ise — made be­fore com­ing to power — of cre­at­ing two crore jobs per year. His at­tacks have es­ca­lated fol­low­ing a re­port by the Na­tional Sam­ple Sur­vey Of­fice, car­ried by an English daily, which said the un­em­ploy­ment rate in the coun­try is at the high­est in 45 years. The govern­ment had said it has not fi­nalised the sur­vey on labour force which re­port­edly showed that un­em­ploy­ment rate in the coun­try hit a 45-year high of 6.1 per cent in 2017-18.

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