Taking a dig at the Centre, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut has said people will demand Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s resignation if the problem of rising unemployment due to COVID-19 pandemic is not tackled.
Sanjay Raut said over 10 crore people have lost their livelihood due to the pandemic. Raut claimed that the pandemic has affected 40 crore families in his column in Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’.
Losses of Rs 4 lakh crore
Salaried middle-class people have lost their jobs, while the trade and industry have suffered losses to the tune of about Rs 4 lakh crore, he said.
“There is a limit to people’s patience. They cannot just survive on hope and assurances. Even the prime minister will agree that even though Lord Ram’s ‘vanvas’ (exile) has ended, the present situation is difficult. No one had ever felt so insecure about their lives,” Raut said.
Israelis demanding their PM’s resignation
“Israel is witnessing protests against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and there are demands for his resignation over the failure to tackle the coronavirus pandemic and economic crisis. India, too, could witness the same,” the Rajya Sabha MP said.
Will Rafale solve unemployment, COVID-19 crisis?
Taking a dig at the Centre, Raut listed its “measures” to contain the coronavirus situation and the “economic crisis”.
He said Section 144 (prohibitory orders) was imposed around the Ambala Air Force station to protect the five Rafale jets (on their arrival from France recently).
Before Rafale, Sukhoi and MiG aircraft have come to India, but such a “celebration” was never done, he said.
“Will Rafale jets with the bomb and missile-carrying capacity be able to destroy the crisis of unemployment and economic challenges?” Raut asked.
BJP trying to topple Gehlot government
Hitting out at the Centre, he said attempts were made to destabilise the (Congress-led) Gehlot government in Rajasthan. He said there is a possibility of imposition of President’s rule in that state.
No one in BJP is talking about unemployment, COVID crisis
Raut noted that BJP leader Pragya Thakur has said reciting ‘Hanuman Chalisa’ daily will rid the world of the COVID-19 pandemic.
He also pointed out that gold prices have reached Rs 51,000 per 10 gm.
Raut further noted that BJP president JP Nadda has said his party “will come to power on its own in Maharashtra”.
“Nobody is talking about the crisis, employment. It is easy to say crisis gives rise to opportunity. But, nobody knows how people are dealing with the crisis,” the Shiv Sena leader said.
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