Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his recent remarks calling the Opposition as “pessimists” and said “pessimists are going global”, a PTI report said. Taking to Twitter, he said, “These pessimists are going global. Why don’t they just go away?”. He was responding to PM Modi’s remarks that dubbed the Opposition as ‘pessimists’.
Rahul Gandhi, while slamming the prime minister also shared a an article about World Bank downgrading India’s growth forecast, after the International Monetary Fund. Earlier Narendra Modi had compared critics of his government with a character in Mahabharata, who used to demoralise Karna during his battle with Arjuna, according to PTI.
The prime minister said that those who spread pessimism sleep better only after spreading that feeling all around and asked the people to recognise them, the agency report said. The Congress vice president had earlier stated that rather than making excuses, PM Narendra Modi should speak up instead, it added.
His remarks had come after criticism by the government by the Opposition on policies, especially the way Doklam stand-off with China was handled.While addressing company secretaries during the inauguration of the Golden Jubilee Year of the ICSI in New Delhi on Narendra Modi said that There are some people, who only sleep well only after spreading a feeling of pessimism and there is a need to recognise these kind of people, Outlook said further.