Stop Jumlas, reform economy, says Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has taken Prime Minister to task for falling value of the rupee against dollar, asking him to stop the “politics of Jumlas” and bring economy back on the track. He said on Saturday that the rupee was almost touching the Rs 80-mark against the dollar and urged the government to improve the financial nick of the country.

In a Facebook post, Rahul Gandhi said before becoming the prime Minister, he used to deliver lectures over value of the rupee, but after become the Prime Minister, Modi has pushed the country into the “Amritkal of hypocrisy.”

Rahul said, “For the first time in the history of India, the rupee has cross 80 – and is at its weakest against the dollar.”

In the coming days, the people of the country will have to pay for having a “directionless government” and the rupee being in a shambles, he said.

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“The PM had said a ‘strong PM is necessary for the strengthening of the rupee’ but the reality of that phrase is in front of everyone today,” he said.

“I am saying it again to the Government of India, there is still time, wake up from your 'Kumbhakarn’ sleep. Stop politics of lies and jumlas, and reform economic policies immediately,” Gandhi said.

The common people of the country cannot bear the punishment for your failures, he said. The Congress on Friday launched a fierce attack on the government alleging that it is directionless and silent on the free fall of the currency as it will affect every Indian.