Twitter users reminded PM Narendra Modi about the growing joblessness and economic crisis on the occasion of his 70th birthday. There was a social media campaign launched Several individuals and political parties simultaneously launched a social and the day was called “National Unemployment Day.”
Hashtags like ‘#17Sept17Hrs17Minutes’, ‘#राष्ट्रीयबेरोजगारदिवस’ and ‘#NationalUnemploymentDay’ have been trending on Twitter since morning. These hashtags have more than a million tweets.
Recently there has been a great downfall of employment in India.
There have been a remarkably huge number of job losses since the lockdown was imposed, according to CMIE. The overall employment rate hit over 23 per-cent in the last week of March 2020.
As per the estimation made by the CMIE, the employment situation worsened since the beginning of March 2020, before the lockdown. The employment rate grew worsening and spiked in the last week of the month and the first week of April 2020.
India’s GDP contracted by 23.9 % which is the first largest contraction seen in more than 40 years.
Rahul Gandhi, the Congress leader also hit the Centre over the growing unemployment rate and economic crisis.
“Massive unemployment has pushed the youth of this country to call today #NationalUnemploymentDay. Employment is dignity. For how long will the Govt deny it?” Gandhi tweeted.
However, PM Narendra Modi supporters remain unaffected by the worsening situations of the country. They continue to celebrate Modi’s birthday with enthusiasm.
Various places started comparing Modi to the Hindu mythological figures during their celebration parties.
In Maharashtra, BJP spokesperson Avadhut Wagh compared Modi to Hindu God Vishnu’s 11th incarnation. “Hon PM @narendramodi Ji is the 11th #Avatar (incarnation) of Lord Vishnu (sic),” state BJP Wagh tweeted.
However, such comparisons are not new. In the past too, party leaders have compared Modi with Vishnu’s mythological incarnation called Kalki Avatar.