Rahul Gandhi, Congress Tweet Jibes As Rupee Crashes To 70 Against US Dollar

Rahul Gandhi and Congress posted tweets directed at PM Modi and his government after rupee touched an all-time low of 70.09 per US dollar on Tuesday

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Rahul Gandhi, Congress Tweet Jibes As Rupee Crashes To 70 Against US Dollar

The rupee crashed to all-time low of 70.09 against the US dollar.


The rupee touched an all-time low of 70.09 per US dollar on Tuesday, two days before Independence Day. As the news broke, Congress were quick to make political capital on social media and posted a sharp tweet directed at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government. "Modiji finally managed to do something that we couldn't do in 70 years," the official handle of the party tweeted, sharing a screenshot of the exchange value. About an hour ago, Congress President Rahul Gandhi also took a dig at PM Modi. In a sarcastic tweet, Mr Gandhi posted an old video of PM Modi's speech from 2012 in which he says the depreciating value of the rupee is because of "corruption in UPA".

"The Indian #Rupee just gave the Supreme Leader, a vote of NO confidence, crashing to a historic low," Mr Gandhi tweeted.

Since being posted, Mr Gandhi's tweet has collected over 6,200 'likes' and more than 3,000 retweets.

Here's what Congress had tweeted:

Within an hour of being shared, the tweet by Congress collected over 900 'likes', more than 500 retweets and quite a few reactions:

Here's how others on Twitter have reacted to the rupee's decline.

The rupee crashed to all-time low of 70.09 against the US dollar, reported news agency Press Trust of India.

Back in June, the rupee breached the 69 mark against the dollar, leading to reactions and jokes on Twitter.

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