Unplanned lockdown has snowballed India’s already-precarious economy: Rahul Gandhi

Narendra Modi Government’s sudden and unplanned COVID-19 contained lockdown which has snowballed India’s already-precarious economy, said former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Saturday.

“One of India’s biggest employers is in “wait and see” mode since Covid cases are rising. So, no hope of job creation and safe future for youth anytime soon. Yet another outcome of Modi Govt’s sudden and unplanned lockdown which has snowballed India’s already-precarious economy,” Gandhi tweeted.

Taking to Twitter, Gandhi shared the news report by The Economic Times titled “India’s virus graph is worrying, says Unilever CEO” which says that the Unilever global chief executive Alan Jope said increasing COVID-19 cases is a worrying trend in India, the Anglo-Dutch consumer goods company’s second-largest market, where business has yet to recover from the pandemic-induced slowdown.

Earlier, today former Congress chief said that Modi Government’s ‘well-planned fight’ against COVID-19 has put India in an abyss of: 1.

“Historic GDP reduction of 24% 2. 12 crore jobs lost 3. 15.5 lac crores additional stressed loans 4. Globally highest daily Covid cases & deaths. But for GOI & media ‘sab changa si’,” he said.

India’s coronavirus tally reached 46,59,985 on Saturday, after the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare reported a record rise of 97,570 cases in 24 hours. The toll rose by 1,201 to 77,472. India now has 9,58,316 active cases.