Rahul targets govt saying 2 crore jobs misplaced in final four months

New Delhi, August 19 

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday alleged that round two crore individuals misplaced their jobs within the final 4 months amid the coronavirus pandemic and asserted that the “truth about unemployment” can’t be hidden from the nation.

Citing a media report, he mentioned in a tweet in Hindi, “In the last 4 months, around 2 crore people have lost their jobs. The future of 2 crore families is in the dark. The truth about unemployment and destruction of the economy cannot be hidden from the country by peddling fake news and hatred on Facebook.”

The information report cited by Gandhi claimed that round 1.89 crore jobs have been misplaced because of the coronavirus pandemic from April onwards.

An enormous political row broke out after a report by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) final week alleged that senior Facebook executives had opposed making use of hate speech guidelines to posts by sure BJP leaders, with the BJP and the Congress engaged in a bitter disagreement over the difficulty.

“We cannot allow any manipulation of our hard-earned democracy through bias, fake news and hate speech. As exposed by WSJ, Facebook’s involvement in peddling fake and hate news needs to be questioned by all Indians,” Gandhi tweeted on Tuesday.

Hitting again on the Congress, Union Information Technology Minister and senior BJP chief Ravi Shankar Prasad mentioned individuals whose political base has “shrunk like anything” search to dominate the discourse on these platforms and asserted that everyone no matter his ideology has the correct to air views.

He mentioned former Congress president Rahul Gandhi believes that any organisation that doesn’t work to his liking is appearing underneath the strain of the BJP and the RSS. –PTI

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