Congress president Rahul Gandhi today hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the rupee fell to a new low against the US dollar and questioned his silence on the matter.
Rahul Gandhi tweeted in Hindi that when fuel and gas prices are on the boil and there is an outcry in the public, till when will the prime minister be on silent mode.
"The rupee has crossed the 73 mark and price rise is causing an outcry. Fuel and gas prices are on fire and the markets are scurrying. Till when will the 56-inch chest be on 'silent mode'," he tweeted and asked what happened to the promise of 'achche din'.
The rupee today plunged by 43 paise to breach the historic low of the 73 level as soaring crude oil prices fuelled worries over capital outflows and a widening current account deficit.
The domestic currency closed at a record low of 73.34, down by 43 paise or 0.59 per cent at the interbank foreign exchange in New Delhi.
In the day trade, the rupee crashed to its all-time low of 73.42 per dollar as crude oil prices breached the $85 per barrel mark, leading to huge outflows of cash.
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