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Central govt responsible for economic slump: Congress

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Published : Nov 17, 2019, 3:05 am IST
Updated : Nov 17, 2019, 3:05 am IST

An ‘Aakrosh rally’ was held at R.K. Puram Sector 1 in which besides Congress workers local people also participated.

DPCC president Subhash Chopra
 DPCC president Subhash Chopra

New Delhi: Holding the BJP-led Central government responsible for the large scale unemployment; price rise; GST; and heavy losses suffered by small traders, medium-level businessmen, and industrialists following demonetisation and the resultant economic slump, the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee, under the leadership of DPCC president Subhash Chopra, started a Halla-Bol rally on Saturday.

In the first phase of the campaign, an “Aakrosh rally” was held at Sector 1 of R.K. Puram in the New Delhi Parliamentary constituency in which besides Congress workers local people also participated.

 

The rally was also addressed by former Union minister Ajay Maken, chairman of the Campaign Committee Kirti Azad, and other senior Delhi Congress leaders.

Addressing the agitated Congress workers and the local people, Mr Chopra said that the country was facing the worst economic condition for the first time after independence due to the anti-people policies of the Modi government at the Centre.

He said that educated young people were roaming around without jobs and 74 per cent youngsters in the age group of 18-23 years were not able to join colleges. Even young graduates are not able to get jobs owing to the pitiful economic condition in the country, he added.

 

Mr Chopra said that neither is there employment in the country, nor is there any improvement in the plight of the farmers.

Mr Maken, while addressing the rally, said that if the Modi government stated the truth instead of juggling statistics, the ground reality would be very frightening as in the first quarter of 2019-20 the GDP growth was at an abysmal low of 5 per cent, which was very shameful for the Modi government.

He said that IMF, Fitch, World Bank, Moodi’s, and even the Reserve Bank of India have cut India’s growth forecast.

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