PMO is Publicity Minister’s Office, Chowkidar Stealing Jobs: Rahul
Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday, 20 March, said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has relegated the PMO to a ‘Publicity Minister's Office’ by indulging in ‘mediocrity’ in a highly sophisticated country.
Rahul Gandhi, who arrived in Manipur on Tuesday evening from Arunachal Pradesh, was interacting with the students of Manipur State Film Development Society in the state capital.
"The Prime Minister's Office is now Publicity Minister's Office," Rahul Gandhi told the students.
‘BJP’s Pan-Pakoda Policy on Jobs’
In another sharp attack at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue of jobs, the Congress has alleged that the country's ‘chowkidar’ is responsible for ‘stealing’ jobs with 4.7 crore youth losing employment.
The party's attack on the government came over a media report which claimed that the actual size of India's male workforce, or men who are working, has shrunk for the first time since 1993-94.
"(The) promise was to give 10 crore jobs, but 4.7 crore jobs have been taken away. The country's ‘chowkidar’ is responsible for stealing jobs," he said with the hashtag ‘#ChowkidarChorHai’.
‘Cong Doesn’t Believe in Cultural Imperialism’
He said the Congress doesn't believe in "cultural imperialism" and it is of the view that one part of the country should not rule other parts as each state has its own voice which should be respected.
However, this was not the case with the Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre.
"Every part of the country should be allowed to express itself. The BJP-RSS combination wants to impose one idea and crush other ideas. Their heavy-handedness is seen whenever there are protests," he said.
Talking about the Northeast, Rahul Gandhi said tackling job crisis and increasing connectivity in the region is his party's priority.
"In our view, the region is a potential manufacturing hub. In the agriculture sector, food and vegetables are being wasted due to shortage of storage space. Food processing industries can be set up in Manipur," he said.