June 23, 2024 14:34 (IST)
Follow us:
facebook-white sharing button
twitter-white sharing button
instagram-white sharing button
youtube-white sharing button
Shooting at a grocery store in USA leaves three people dead, 10 hurt | Sheikh Hasina, Narendra Modi engage in bilateral talks | As Chandrababu Naidu's new govt demolishes YSRCP office citing illegality, Jagan Reddy cries 'vendetta politics' | Centre notifies stringent anti-paper leak law amid exam mess, accused to face jail term, fine up to a crore | Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole alleges cracks on Atal Setu, BJP hits back
'India looks lot like Sri Lanka,' says Rahul Gandhi sharing graphs on economy
Rahul Gandhi
Image Credit: Rahul Gandhi Facebook

'India looks lot like Sri Lanka,' says Rahul Gandhi sharing graphs on economy

| @indiablooms | 18 May 2022, 09:57 pm

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.

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.
 

Support Our Journalism

We cannot do without you.. your contribution supports unbiased journalism

IBNS is not driven by any ism- not wokeism, not racism, not skewed secularism, not hyper right-wing or left liberal ideals, nor by any hardline religious beliefs or hyper nationalism. We want to serve you good old objective news, as they are. We do not judge or preach. We let people decide for themselves. We only try to present factual and well-sourced news.

Support objective journalism for a small contribution.