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Rahul Asks Modi to Tell Davos About India's Wealth Gap, BJP Calls it Result of Gandhi Model

File photo of Congress president Rahul Gandhi.

File photo of Congress president Rahul Gandhi.

Reacting sharply to Gandhi's tweet, BJP spokesman GVL Narsimha Rao said this inequality is the disastrous consequence of your family's patented Nehru Congress's "Poverty Perpetuation" Model of Governance by which only Congressis became rich.

New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi and the BJP on Tuesday locked horns over inequitable distribution of wealth in India, with the Congress president asking Prime Minister Narendra Modi to tell people in Davos why one per cent of the country's population has 73 per cent of its wealth.

The BJP hit right back, saying it was the result of Gandhi family's patented "poverty perpetuation" governance model.

"Dear PM, Welcome to Switzerland! Please tell DAVOS why 1% of India's population gets 73% of its wealth? I'm attaching a report for your ready reference," he tweeted.


Gandhi, who put out the tweet addressing the prime minister, also tagged a news report quoting an Oxfam survey which said the richest 1 per cent cornered 73 per cent of wealth generated in India in 2017.

Reacting sharply to Gandhi's tweet, BJP spokesman GVL Narsimha Rao took to Twitter, saying, "Dear @OfficeofRG This inequality is the disastrous consequence of your family's patented Nehru Congress's "Poverty Perpetuation" Model of Governance by which only Congressis became rich."

Rao termed Gandhi's comment a case of pot calling the kettle black. Rao said in the last three-and-a-half years the Modi government has tirelessly worked towards inclusive growth, and taken a number of pro-poor intiatives such as Jandhan Yojana and Ujjawala Yojana.


"While 'garibi hatao' (eradicate poverty) was merely a slogan for Congress, for the BJP 'sabka sath, sabka vikas' (collective efforts, inclusive growth) is its model of governance," he said.