Congress vice-president, Rahul Gandhi once again slammed the government and described demonetisation and GST as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “double tap” fired to destroy the economy. He also hit out at finance minister, Arun Jaitley for his fiasco to offer a cure to tackle the misery that has led to unemployment. It termed the latter as “Modi-made disaster”.
Commandos in extreme situation fire a “double tap” – two shots in the chest to ensure their devil is dead. Gandhi scion blamed Modi and his government of “killing” the economy by firing the same in policies like demonetisation and GST into its heart.
GST has unleashed “tsunami of tax terrorism” and Jaitley “has the nerve to say things are just fine,” he said. The increasing unemployment is a “MMD, Modi-made disaster” and after three years of the NDA government, India’s expectations are crushed, said Gandhi.
He further added that ‘Start Up’ India was encouraged, but could not be attended by ‘Shut Up India’. What gives ‘Start Up’ India its power is the freedom of expression and dissent. “You choke it and you choke entrepreneurship,” he said. “The trust in this government is dead. For some reason the PM and his government are absolutely convinced that every single person in the country is a thief,” he said.
While responding, the BJP took a jibe at Gandhi saying, “Congress vice-president and rhetoric “make a good combination”. It also accused Congress of attempting to frantically spread doom, hoping that it will reinforce its prospects.
Gandhi also attacked government on social media, targeting the finance minister. “Aap kehtey hai aap kissi sey kum nahi, magar aapki dava mein dum nahi (You claim you are no less than the others, but your medicines have no strength),” he wrote.