Narendra Modi should have courage to address students about economy and unemployment, says Rahul Gandhi after Opposition meeting

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should have the courage to speak to the students in universities on why the economy of the country had become a 'disaster', and asserted that the prime minister did 'not have the guts' to do so.

Press Trust of India January 13, 2020 18:28:07 IST
Narendra Modi should have courage to address students about economy and unemployment, says Rahul Gandhi after Opposition meeting
  • Modi was doing the biggest disservice to the nation by dividing it and distracting the attention of the people, he told reporters after a meeting of the Opposition that was attended by leaders of 20 parties

  • Modi did not have the guts to face the students of the country and 'so he crushed them using the police', Rahul alleged

  • NCP supremo Sharad Pawar, Left leaders Sitaram Yechury and D Raja, JMM leader and Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren were among the Opposition leaders who attended the meeting

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi should have the courage to speak to the students in universities on why the economy of the country had become a “disaster”, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said on Monday, while asserting that the prime minister did "not have the guts" to do so.

Modi was doing the biggest disservice to the nation by dividing it and distracting the attention of the people, he told reporters after a meeting of the Opposition that was attended by leaders of 20 parties.

"Narendra Modi should stand up and have the courage to speak to the university students on why the economy has become a disaster and why unemployment in India is at its highest in 50 years.

"Unfortunately, the prime minister of the country does not have the guts to do this," Rahul said.


Modi did not have the guts to face the students of the country and “so he crushed them using the police”, he alleged.

"I challenge the prime minister to go to any of the universities, stand over there without his police, without his infrastructure and tell the people what he is going to do with this country," the Congress leader said.

NCP supremo Sharad Pawar, Left leaders Sitaram Yechury and D Raja, JMM leader and Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren, LJD chief Sharad Yadav, Rashtriya Lok Samata Party leader Upendra Kushwaha, RJD leader Manoj Jha, National Conference leader Hasnain Masoodi, besides Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ahmed Patel and former prime minister Manmohan Singh were among those present at the meeting.

The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) stayed away from the Opposition meet.

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