The Shiv Sena on Monday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not addressing the financial scenario within the nation and the measures to revive it in his Independence Day speech.
An editorial within the Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamana stated that greater than 14 crore individuals have misplaced their jobs and remarked that the prime minister ought to have spoken about points the individuals face in his 90-minute speech on August 15.
“Until now, round 14 crore individuals within the nation have misplaced their jobs. In future, this quantity goes to extend. Individuals must get out of their houses, however what’s going to they do as soon as they’re getting out? Jobs, companies and employment have been destroyed. It will have been higher if the prime minister would have spoken about these,” the editorial stated.
The editorial stated the prime minister additionally spoke concerning the Covid-19 vaccine trials in India, the nation’s defence capabilities, and the Nationwide Digital Well being Mission, amongst different issues. It stated, “Merely beating the drums of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ programme is unlikely to assist tide over the financial disaster brought on by the pandemic.”
In a jibe at defence minister Rajnath Singh, the editorial stated he had acknowledged through the flag hoisting on Independence Day that “India has the power to hurry up the worldwide economic system”. It added, “Depart alone the world Sir, velocity up the nation’s economic system. Independence Day comes and goes, the Pink Fort is identical, the issues and woes are nonetheless the identical.”
The editorial added that the military and air pressure are there to safeguard the nation’s borders and preserve enemies away, however “how will we combat the satan of starvation and joblessness which is working amok within the nation?”