'India looks lot like Sri Lanka,' says Rahul Gandhi sharing graphs on economy
New Delhi/IBNS: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday compared India to crisis-hit Sri Lanka in a tweet slamming the government over the economy as he shared graphs on unemployment, fuel prices and communal violence between the two countries.
"Distracting people won't change the facts. India looks a lot like Sri Lanka," the Congress MP wrote, sharing a set of six graphics, three each for India and Sri Lanka.
Distracting people won’t change the facts. India looks a lot like Sri Lanka. pic.twitter.com/q1dptUyZvM— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) May 18, 2022
The graphs show unemployment rising from 2017 in both countries, peaking around 2020 and dipping slightly the next year.
The second pair of graphs compare petrol prices in India and Sri Lanka, on the rise since 2017 and soaring around 2021 while the third set of graphs shows communal violence rising sharply in 2020-21 in both countries.
The post has been attributed to the data by the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project, Lok Sabha unstarred questions, CMIE, Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell, Central Bank of Sri Lanka and CEYPETCO (Ceylon Petroleum Corporation).
Gandhi has been targeting the government over fuel prices, inflation and rising unemployment and has said earlier that India is going the Sri Lanka way.
Sri Lanka is facing an unprecedented economic crisis as the country grapples with widespread shortages of food and fuel, soaring prices of essential commodities and hours-long power cuts, which have triggered massive protests across the island nation over the government's handling of the situation.