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"The Prime Minister will never tell you this...": Jairam Ramesh attacks Centre

April 23, 2024 11:35 AM

New Delhi : Congress leader Jairam Ramesh slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party-led central government on Tuesday and alleged that the PM will never tell you that today, 21 billionaires together have more wealth than 70 crore Indians.

 

In a post on X, Jairam said, "More than 40 per cent of the wealth created in the country from 2012 to 2021 has gone to just 1 per cent of the population. About 64 per cent of the total goods and services tax (GST) in the country comes from the poor, lower middle class and middle class."


"Over the past ten years, most of the public assets and resources have been sold to one or two companies--economists have pointed out that the growing monopolies in the economy have led to inflation. Today, 21 billionaires together have more wealth than 70 crore Indians," Jairam alleged.


Further, the Congress leader added that India needs rapid economic growth, needs much more inclusive economic growth and needs more sustainable environmental development.


"Only INDIA can and will do all three," he emphasised.Meanwhile, senior Congress leader and advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi said that the party in its petition to the Election Commission of India has urged to take 'appropriate action' against Prime Minister Narendra Modi 'irrespective of the status of the person' over the PM's recent speech in Rajasthan's Banswara.

 

Singhvi said that the Prime Minister's statement was 'seriously, ridiculously objectionable'. Launching a scathing attack on the Congress party, PM Modi earlier on April 21 alleged that the Congress wants to take away the gold and property of people and distribute it among "those having more children."


In his speech in Rajasthan's Banswara, the Prime Minister said that if the Congress came to power, it would redistribute the wealth of people to Muslims and cited former PM Manmohan Singh's remark that the minority community had the first claim on the country's resources. Modi further alleged that the Congress plans to give people's hard-earned money and valuables to "infiltrators" and "those who have more children".

 

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