Rahul Gandhi today compared India to crisis-hit Sri Lanka in a tweet attacking the government over the economy and shared what appeared to be similar graphs for the two countries for unemployment, fuel prices and communal violence.
“Distracting people won’t change the facts. India looks a lot like Sri Lanka,” the Congress leader posted, sharing a set of six graphics, three each for India and Sri Lanka.
The graph has similar images of India and Sri Lanka citing various sources including armed conflict location and event data project, Lok Sabha unstarred question, CMIE, Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell and Central Bank of Sri Lanka.
This is not the first time that the Opposition has attempted to fearmonger over the Sri Lanka crisis. Earlier, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti had opined that the current crisis in Sri Lanka should serve as a ‘wake-up call for India’. Taking to Twitter, she contended that “hyper-nationalism” and “religious majoritarianism” is on the rise in India just like the island nation and argued that the communal frenzy allegedly being propagated in the country is detrimental to social cohesion and economic security.
After Mufti, Akhilesh Yadav had drawn the comparison and had remarked, “If we take back ration, will our situation also not be similar to Sri Lanka’s’ It is possible India could also be Sri Lanka. Where has our rupee gone today’ Look at unemployment.”
Congress leaders have been attacking the government over the issue of price and inflation and rising unemployment and said the situation in the country is going the Sri Lanka way, where the prime minister was forced to resign amid the worst economic crisis.
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