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'NoMo Jobs': Rahul Gandhi attacks PM Modi over jobs data, BJP hits back

Calling it a 'national disaster', Gandhi attacked Modi, saying he had promised two crore jobs, but five years later a ' leaked job creation report card'

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Rahul Gandhi

Congress president and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday sparred over data on Twitter after Business Standard reported that rate rose to a 45-year high during 2017-2018. Calling it a "disaster", Gandhi attacked Modi, saying he had promised two crore jobs, but five years later a "leaked job creation report card".

Time for NoMo2Go," he tweeted with the hashtag 'HowsTheJobs'.

Hitting back at after he attacked the government over employment generation, the BJP 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.

Gandhi tagged Business Standard's article published on Thursday, which cited the report saying rate in the country is highest in 45 years.

Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said, “India does not want a government that has left the future of our youth in jeopardy.”

According to the report, the unemployment rate in the country stood at a 45-year-high of 6.1 per cent in 2017-18, according to the Sample Survey Office's (NSSO's) periodic labour force survey (PLFS). The report, which has not been made public yet, the unemployment rate was at its highest level since 1972-73 – a period from when the jobs data is comparable.

First Published: Thu, January 31 2019. 16:38 IST