Rupee touches 70, Rahul Gandhi, Aditya Thackeray slam PM Modi
With the rupee plunging to its lowest-ever level of 70.08 against the US dollar, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday took potshots at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying the national currency has given a ‘no-confidence to the Supreme leader’.
“The Indian Rupee just gave the Supreme leader, a vote of No-confidence, crashing to a historic low. Listen to the Supreme Leader’s master class on economics in this video, where he explains why the rupee is tanking,” Gandhi said in a tweet attaching a video of Modi in which he is mocking at the former UPA government over the rupee.
The Indian #Rupee just gave the Supreme Leader, a vote of NO confidence, crashing to a historic low. Listen to the Supreme Leader’s master class on economics in this video, where he explains why the Rupee is tanking. pic.twitter.com/E8O5u9kb23
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 14, 2018
In the video, recalling a speech Modi had made about five years ago, as Chief Minister of Gujarat, says the way in which US dollar was getting strengthened, the rupee was getting weaker. “In the international trade market, India won’t be able to stand. Our businessmen who export and import goods won’t be able to sustain this. Even the government cannot stand against it.
Attacking Modi, who had accused the Congress of ’70-year misrule’, several Congress leaders posed questions as to who was responsible for the current fall. Shiv Sena politician Aaditya Thackeray also took a dig at Modi on the rupee hitting an-all time low.
From what I remember last, the promise was to bring the Rupee equal to the Dollar, like it was when we won our freedom, $1=₹1. Irrespective of the global and local situations. Atleast that was the campaign. Perhaps we must realise that we are going the other way?
— Aaditya Thackeray (@AUThackeray) August 14, 2018
“Modiji finally managed to do something that we couldn’t do in 70 years,” the Congress party tweeted after the rupee fell to a new low of over 70 to a dollar.