Screenshots of Twitter posts by author Chetan Bhagat and spiritual guide Ravi Shankar have become a weapon for social media army to criticise the Narendra Modi government following drastic fall of Indian Rupee, recording low of 70.09 against US Dollar.
On Monday, the rupee had plunged by Rs 1.08, or 1.57 per cent, to a record low of 69.93 against the US currency. On Tuesday, the rupee collapsed to a life-time low of 70.09 against the US dollar, falling 16 paise amid fears that Turkish economic crisis could lead to a global financial meltdown.
Read: Indian Rupee records low, closes near 70 a dollar
Amid the many controversies, what interesting to note is that BJP supporters Chetan Bhagat and Sri Sri Ravi Shankar have cornered themselves and vowed to remain silent this time. The duo had once predicted the value of Indian rupee to significantly rise after Narendra Modi became India’s prime minister. They had expressed deep concerns back in 2013 when the rupee was valued at 60 per dollar during UPA regime.
Ravi Shnkar in his tweet had said, “It is refreshing to know that the rupee will get stronger at Rs 40 per dollar if Modi comes to power.”
It is refreshing to know that the rupee will get stronger at Rs.40/- per dollar if Modi comes to power http://t.co/OacZDXesGy
— Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (@SriSri) March 20, 2014
Bhagat had slammed the UPA government with his tweet that read, “Rupee at 60. It is mayhem. Close to an economic crisis. But well, the government is silent.”
Rupee at 60. It is mayhem. Close to an economic crisis. But well, the government is silent.
— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) June 20, 2013
The drastic fall the currency also reminds us of the Modi’s tweet from 2013 that read – “the fall in the value of rupee is not because of its ‘size’ but because of people sitting in Delhi who are busy in corruption.”
UPA Government and the Rupee seem to be in a competition with each other on who will tumble down more. http://t.co/Rl8RMMJ9kZ
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 24, 2013