Business Standard

Rahul targets govt, says 20 mn jobs lost in last 4 months amid Covid-19

The news report cited by Gandhi claimed that around 18.9 million jobs were lost due to the coronavirus pandemic from April onwards

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during party's 135th foundation day at AICC HQ in New Delhi, Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019
Premium

In the last 4 months, around 20 million people have lost their jobs, Rahul said.

Press Trust of India New Delhi
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday alleged that around 20 million people lost their jobs in the last four months amid the coronavirus pandemic and asserted that the "truth about unemployment" cannot be hidden from the country.

Citing a media report, he said in a tweet in Hindi, "In the last 4 months, around 20 million people have lost their jobs. The future of 20 million families is in the dark. The truth about unemployment and destruction of the economy cannot be hidden from the country by peddling fake news and hatred on Facebook."

The news report cited by Gandhi

Don't miss the most important news and views of the day. Get them on our Telegram channel

First Published: Aug 19 2020 | 1:36 PM IST

Explore News

To read the full story, subscribe to BS Premium now, at just Rs 249/ month.

Key stories on business-standard.com are available only to BS Premium subscribers.

Register to read more on Business-Standard.com