Jobs data: Rahul attacks Modi says 'Time for NoMo2Go'

Last Updated 31 January 2019, 09:42 IST

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over growing unemployment in the country.

He tweeted this in light of a Business Standard report that cited unemployment data from an NSSO report that is yet to be published. According to the report, the rate, at 6.1% has reached a 45-year high.

Rahul began his Tweet with a pun — 'NoMoJobs' — and added, "The Fuhrer promised us 2 Cr jobs a year. 5 years later, his leaked job creation report card reveals a National Disaster."

The survey has become a political issue after the acting chairman and another member of the body that reviewed the job data resigned saying there was a delay in its release. Many are now using the hashtag '#HowsTheJobs' and sharing the story. The hashtag is derived from a dialogue from the film 'Uri: The Surgical Strike'. From Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Manohar Parrikar, all have used the film’s line — ‘How’s the Josh?’ at public events and thus popularized it.

Since the publishing of the report, Congress has stepped up their efforts to attack BJP. Here are some of the responses.

At the time of publishing of the story, no response has come yet from predictable quarters such as former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Swarajya magazine editor R. Jagannathan tried to defend the government but was ridiculed by Twitter users.

Piyush Goyal, the current Finance Minister retweeted this Tweet from the verified BJP account in which they dismissed the BS report as fake news and said that according to the EPFO data, several more jobs have been created.

This is a developing story and will be updated with more responses.

Also Read: Where are the jobs? Unemployment explained in 10 charts
India's unemployment rate hit
45-year high in 2017/18

(Published 31 January 2019, 08:59 IST)

Follow us on