Hitting back at Rahul Gandhi after he attacked the government over employment generation, the BJP on Thursday alleged that the Congress president has a myopic understanding of issues and said only someone who has never held a proper job “can peddle such fake news”.
The BJP tweeted that Gandhi had inherited shortsightedness of Mussolini, the Italian dictator.
“It’s clear that he has inherited Mussolini’s shortsightedness and has a myopic understanding of issues. EPFO’s real data shows a sharp increase in jobs, created in just the last 15 months. Only a man who hasn’t ever held a proper job and is totally jobless can peddle such #FakeNews!” it said.
The response from the ruling party came after Gandhi attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he had promised two crore jobs, but five years later a “leaked job creation report card” had revealed a “national disaster”.
In a tweet, Gandhi also asserted that it was time for the prime minister to go.
“NoMo Jobs! The Fuhrer promised us 2 Cr jobs a year. 5 years later, his leaked job creation report card reveals a National Disaster. Unemployment is at its highest in 45 yrs. 6.5 Cr youth are jobless in 2017-18 alone. Time for NoMo2Go,” he tweeted with the hashtag ‘HowsTheJobs’.
Gandhi tagged a news article which cited a report by the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO).
According to the report, the unemployment rate in the country is at the highest in 45 years.