New Delhi, June 6: Taking on the Narendra Modi government 2.0 over the allegation on hiding unemployment data during the Lok Sabha polls, the Congress on Thursday said that "BJP government has finally accepted that unemployment is at a 45 year high".
“Truth cannot be suppressed and always is the ultimate victor - Yajur Veda", tweeted AICC communication in-charge Randeep Surjewala, while quoting media reports. Referring to the two Cabinet committees formed by the newly-elected government to address the unemployment and economic slowdown problems, Surjewala also said that this should be the first step.
"People expect more concrete steps", Congress spokesperson said.
The previous Modi government had denied the existence of survey reports, which had come out through media and pointed at a high rate of unemployment in the country. However, after swearing-in, the government published the survey and subsequently formed two cabinet panels to address the issues.
During the polls, the Congress and other opposition parties had alleged that the government was hiding the unemployment data to conceal their inability to take on the crucial issues affecting people's everyday lives.
In another tweet, Surjewala also targeted Modi government over the issues faced by state owned Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) and alleged BJP’s policy is that of 'save cronies, perish PSUs'. "State owned MTNL is on the verge of getting shut, 45000 jobs in danger", he tweeted tagging media reports.