Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday hit out at the BJP (without naming it) and said the party may disable comments and dislikes but it can’t disable people’s voice. “We will continue to put forward your voice before the world,” he said in a tweet in Hindi.
While Rahul Gandhi did not mention BJP in his tweet, the reference was clear.
It comes days after the BJP purportedly decided to disable the ‘dislikes’ and ‘comments’ features on videos related to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on its YouTube channel.
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— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) September 5, 2020
This was apparently in response to the negative feedback received on the YouTube video of PM Modi’s last ‘Mann Ki Baat’ address. The said YouTube video garnered lakhs of ‘dislikes’ and some linked the negative rating to the government’s decision to go ahead with NEET and JEE exams despite protests from students.
Meanwhile, on Friday, Rahul Gandhi attacked the Modi government over a media report which claimed that the unemployment rate has gone up in August as rural jobs dipped.
His sister and Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also slammed the government over the alleged rise in unemployment and privatisation. She raised the issue of Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level Exams allegedly being in a state of limbo.
“2017- No appointments till now under SSC CGL. 2018 – Even results are not out of the CGL exam. 2019 – CGL exam was not held. 2020 SSC CGL – No vacancies taken out,” Priyanka said in a tweet in Hindi.
“If vacancies come out, then no exams. If exams take place, then no results. If results come out, then no recruitment,” she said.
In a tweet in Hindi, Rahul appealed to the Narendra Modi government for “employment, reinstatement, results of exams”.
“Provide solutions to the problems being faced by the youth of the country,” he wrote.