Launching a fresh attack on the Modi government at the Centre, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday accused Narendra Modi of tarnishing India's image, putting off investors and urged the youth not to let their voice be suppressed.
"The reputation and image that India had in the world was that it is a country of brotherhood, love, and unity, while Pakistan was known for hatred and divisiveness.
This image of India has been damaged by Narendra Modi," Rahul Gandhi said as he addressed 'Yuva Aakrosh' rally in Jaipur on Tuesday. Rahul Gandhi added, "Today, India is considered as the rape capital of the world."
Rahul Gandhi said if old parameters are considered, India's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is growing only at 2.5 per cent, which he said is shameful.
"In UPA's time, the growth rate was 9 per cent. Modi government has slowed the growth rate by changing the calculation system.
As per that system, the growth rate is 5 per cent. If it is calculated by the system prevailing during UPA, it is 2.5 per cent. It is shameful," Rahul Gandhi said.
During the rally, organised to highlight to highlight the issues of economic distress and unemployment in the country.
Rahul Gandhi said one crore people lost jobs in 2019 when the Prime Minister promised to create two crore opportunities.
"PM Modi had promised to create two crore jobs but one crore people lost theirs last year," Rahul Gandhi said.
"The youth of this country know the state of the nation. We have the best talent in the world. Entire country believes that youth can transform the worldbut today their talent is being wasted.
Your government and PM Narendra Modi is wasting this talent," the former Congress president said.
As he said that the Modi government should be quizzed on unemployment, Rahul Gandhi asked people not to let anyone suppress their voice.
"Don’t let your voice be suppressed; raise questions on unemployment, India’s future," Rahul Gandhi told youth at Jaipur.