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Steal ideas from Congress manifesto for economic growth: Rahul tells Modi

"Rural India is in severe distress. The economy has sunk and the govt is clueless about what to do," the former Congress president said in a tweet

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Rahul Gandhi
Mahendergarh: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi gestures as he speaks during an election campaign rally ahead of Assembly polls in Mahendergarh district of Haryana, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. (PTI Photo)

Congress leader alleged on Friday that the government is "clueless" about the economy and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister should "steal" ideas from his party's Lok Sabha poll manifesto to tackle the "mess".

Gandhi's attack on the government came over a media report which claimed rural consumption generally grows faster than urban consumption, but in this quarter the trend has been reversed with rural consumption being at its lowest in seven years for the quarter of September.

"Rural India is in severe distress. The economy has sunk and the govt is clueless about what to do," the former Congress president said in a tweet.

"PM & FM should steal ideas from manifesto.inc.in, where we had anticipated and set down detailed plans to tackle the mess," he also wrote on the microblogging site.

First Published: Fri, October 18 2019. 15:10 IST
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