Priyanka flays Centre for economic slowdown

TNN Bureau. Updated: 8/21/2019 7:03:21 PM National

New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Wednesday criticised the Narendra Modi government for the poor shape of economy and the Yogi Adityanath government in UP for increasing the value-added tax (VAT) on petrol and diesel.

In a series of tweets, she shared two advertisements by the Northern India Textile Mills Association and the Indian Tea Association titled 'Indian Spinning Industry Facing Biggest Crisis, Resulting in Huge Job Losses' and 'Tea Industry in Crisis', respectively.

"These advertisements are revealing the reality of the BJP government's claims about the economy. Till now industrial organisations used to advertise that we are moving forward. In the BJP rule, many have to advertise and say that we are drowning, save us. The rest you can understand," she said in Hindi.

In a separate tweet, she attacked the UP government saying the "BJP has put the burden of its collapsed and corrupt policies on the people".

She accused the BJP of picking the people's pocket by increasing prices of petrol and diesel. The UP government has increased the VAT on petrol and diesel on Monday midnight.


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