New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday took a dig at Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman over her “Ola, Uber” remark, saying that the country needs a concrete plan to fix the economy and not “foolish theories about millenials”.

“What India needs isn’t propaganda, manipulated news cycles & foolish theories about millennials, but a concrete plan to #FixTheEconomy that we can all get behind,” tweeted Rahul.

"Acknowledging that we have a problem is a good place to start," he further added while retweeting an article on The Hindu Business Line that quoted former prime Manmohan Singh saying that demonetisation and faulty GST are the reasons behind current slowdown.

On Tuesday, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the slowdown in the automobile sector was due to many factors like the change in mindset of millennials, who now prefer taxi aggregators like OLA and UBER instead of committing for monthly installments to own a car.

Meanwhile, chairing a meeting of senior party leaders, Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi today said that it's not enough to be aggressive on social media as "democracy was at perils and mandate was being misused".

"Democracy is at peril today. Mandate is being misused and abused in most dangerous fashion. Appropriation of freedom fighters and leaders like Gandhi, Patel, Ambedkar with the sole and tragic aim of misinterpreting their true messages to further their nefarious agenda. The Congress party must have agitational agenda, and merely being active on social media is not enough," Gandhi said addressing the meeting.

"Economic situation is very grim. Losses are mounting. All that the govt is doing is indulging in unprecedented vendetta politics to divert attention from mounting losses," ANI cited Congress sources as quoting Sonia in the meeting. 
 
With mega event for 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and 'RSS-like Preraks' on agenda, the party will be appointing  'preraks' as messengers to carry forward the party message on various issues, ideological standings and to bust any myth surrounding Congress.

Posted By: Abhinav Gupta