New Delhi: Saying India’s unemployment rate was at a four-decade high, the Congress on Thursday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of “devastating the economy”. “In just five years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has devastated the economy and driven unemployment to a 45-year-high. The youth of India have one question for you Modiji, Hows The Jobs,” tweeted the Congress.
“Unemployment rate is at a 45-year-high. This is why the NSSO (National Sample Survey Office) Report was kept under the wraps. “This is why members of NSC (National Statistical Commission) resigned. Promise of two crore jobs turned out to be a cruel joke! India does not want a government that has left the future of our youth in jeopardy,” said Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala. A Business Standard report, citing data collated under the NSSO, a report that has been withheld by the government, said that India’s unemployment rate was at a 45-year-high of 6.1 per cent in 2017-18.