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Job Crisis: Twitterati twists Uri movie dialogue to take jibe at BJP govt over jobs report; says, ‘How’s The Jobs’

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 31 January 2019, 17:07 IST

As soon the National Statistical Commission’s jobs crisis reports were released in Business Standard on Thursday that showcases he unemployment rate has been at 4 decades high in 2017-2018. The report went viral on social media with the top trend from the popular film Uri-the surgical strike. From tweeple to opposition twisted its dialogue as #HowsTheJobs. This hashtag spin immediately went popular on social media that was originally published by the Business Standard.

The dialogue from the film starring Vicky Kaushal has been used by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union ministers Nirmala Sitharaman, Smriti Irani, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and other BJP leaders amid loud cheers.

PM Modi's job creation report card revealed a "national disaster", tweeted Congress chief Rahul Gandhi. “NoMo Jobs! The Fuhrer promised us 2 Cr jobs a year. 5 years later, his leaked job creation report card reveals a National Disaster. Unemployment is at its highest in 45 yrs. 6.5 Cr youth are jobless in 2017-18 alone. Time for NoMo2Go.” #HowsTheJobs, Rahul Gandhi tweeted.

"The youth of India have one question for you Modiji, #HowsTheJobs?" asked the Congress' official handle.

Divya Spandana, social media head of the Congress, who hops from one controversy to another as she attacks PM Modi, tweeted: “While the youth of the country demand jobs, the PM is busy quoting dialogues from movies. Unemployment touches a 45 year high! #HowsTheJobs Modiji?”

According to the National Sample Survey Office’s nationwide survey, the report was ready in December last year but the government had no intention to release it ahead of the Lok Sabha elections of 2019.

The report which has still not been made public, states that post demonetization, India suffered a blow in its employment rate and has been at 6.1% while comparing it with the UPA era, in 2011-12, the unemployment rate stood at 2.2%. The unemployment rate was much higher in urban areas with 7.8% rather than rural areas of 5.3%.

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First published: 31 January 2019, 17:07 IST