Reacting to a research report that Indians are worst-hit on the economic front and that 8 out of 10 rural households had lost income during the coronavirus pandemic, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday alleged that the economic mismanagement was a tragedy that was out to destroy millions.
“India’s economic mismanagement is a tragedy that is going to destroy millions of families,” he tweeted.
He said that it would no longer be accepted silently.
The Congress leader has been raising the issue of economic problems Indians are facing due to the lockdown amid coronavirus pandemic.
Rahul Gandhi was quoting research by the University of Chicago and Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy, which said that 80 percent of rural and 75 percent urban households have suffered a loss in income.
Congress General Secretary KC Venugopal in a statement on Tuesday said that the country lost nearly 13 crore jobs, with many states reaching unemployment figures of 40 percent.