NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi attacked the Modi government on Sunday, claiming that “your thirst for power” has left hundreds of thousands of people hungry for food grains.
His attack came following a media report claiming that during the coronavirus era, even middle-class Indians were forced to queue for rations.
“Your thirst for power has left thousands of people hungry for food grains – you didn’t do anything but gave ‘jumlas’ every day,” Gandhi said in a Hindi tweet using the hashtag “JumlaJeevi “.
Prime Minister Modi coined “aandolan jeevi” to target those who prosper from the protests.
Congress uses the term to fight back against the Modi government.
Earlier today, Gandhi, in a follow-up to his Friday tweet in which he asked people what they were reading these days, said: “Thanks for those great book recommendations.”
“Here’s one that I absolutely love,” Gandhi said and shared the cover of Takuan Soho’s book “The Unfettered Mind”, translated from Japanese to English by William Scott Wilson.
The Unfettered Mind is a three-part treatise on Buddhist philosophy and martial arts written in the 17th century by Soho, a Japanese monk.
Gandhi on Friday reported a change in his social media broadcast, going from mostly comments to conversations with this simple fixer: “I wonder what you read these days? Gandhi’s communication on Twitter and possibly other social media platforms is set for a facelift and will become more interactive in the days to come, party insiders said.