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War Of Words: Rahul Gandhi Attacks The Modi Government, Asks '#HowsTheJobs'

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| January 31 , 2019 , 18:56 IST

Congress President Rahul Gandhi attacked prime minister Narendra Modi over a report that says that the country's unemployment rate was at a 45-year-high in 2017-18.

Calling Modi a tyrannical leader, and a twist on the popular catchphrase "How's The Josh" from the blockbuster film "Uri: The Surgical Strike" said that the leaked job creation data revealed a national disaster.

Rahul Gandhi took to his Twitter account and wrote:

 "NoMo Jobs! The Fuhrer promised us 2 Cr jobs a year. 5 years later, his leaked job creation report card reveals a National Disaster. Unemployment is at its highest in 45 yrs. 6.5 Cr youth are jobless in 2017-18 alone. Time for NoMo2Go."

In reply to his tweet, the BJP said, "It's clear that he has inherited Mussolini's shortsightedness and has myopic understanding of issues. EPFO's real data shows sharp increase in jobs, created in just the last 15 months. Only a man who hasn't ever held a proper job & is totally jobless can peddle such #FakeNews!"

As per the report unemployment was higher in urban areas (7.8 per cent) than in the rural areas (5.3 per cent). Also, more people are withdrawing from the workforce as the labour force participation rate is lower than in the previous years.