Congress leader Rahul Gandhi hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday over the falling value of the rupee. He said that one would have to focus on governance rather than giving speeches to arrest the deteriorating condition of the economy.
His remarks came as the value of the rupee fell to Rs 78.83 per US dollar, its weakest ever.
To attack the prime minister, Mr Gandhi quoted Mr Modi's words as Gujarat chief minister targeting then central government led by the Congress-led UPA.
"'There is a competition between the government and the Rupee as to whose value is falling faster and who will go ahead' - Who had said this? To arrest the deteriorating condition of the country's economy, instead of speech, attention needs to be paid to governance. But the prime minister is not capable of doing this," the Congress leader said in a tweet in Hindi.
“सरकार और रुपए के बीच में कॉम्पिटिशन चल रहा है, किसकी आबरू तेज़ी से गिरती चली जा रही है, कौन आगे जायेगा।” - ये बात किसने कही थी?— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) June 28, 2022
देश की अर्थव्यवस्था की बिगड़ती हालत को गिरफ़्तार करने के लिए भाषण के बदले शासन पर ध्यान देना होगा।
मगर ये प्रधानमंत्री के बस की बात नहीं है। pic.twitter.com/VMC5I5X8H7
The rupee plunged by 48 paise to close at record low of 78.85 (provisional) against the US dollar on Tuesday, weighed down by persistent foreign capital outflows and a surge in crude oil prices.
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