India in abyss of historic GDP reduction, 12 crore job losses: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi: In his fresh attack against the Centre, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today criticised the Union government’s ‘well-planned fight’ against Covid-19.

“Modi Govt’s ‘well-planned fight’ against Covid 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 tweeted.

Rahul recently said the NDA’s Goods and Services Tax is not a tax system but an attack on India’s poor and on its small and medium businesses.

He dubbed the GST as ‘Gabbar Singh Tax’, and added that it is the second major attack on India’s unorganised economy. He also said it is an ‘absolute failure’.

He had earlier said demonetisation was the first attack on the informal sector in the economy.

As part of his video series on the economy, the former Congress president alleged that the NDA government has kept four different tax slabs to help those big industrialists with means and contacts to change the taxes under the GST regime.


NT Bureau