The government’s continuous declaration in parliament about no data on multiple subjects right from migrant laborers to farmer suicides has brought on a counterblast for the opposition party- Congress.
Shashi Tharoor, on September 22 tweeted, “No #data on migrant workers, no data on farmer suicides, wrong data on fiscal stimulus, dubious data on #COVID deaths, cloudy data on GDP growth – this Government gives a whole new meaning to the term #NDA!”
On Sunday, Congress’s P Chidambaram used the government’s data inadequacy to attack it over the disputable farm bills.
“How will the Agriculture Minister know which farmer sold his produce to which trader? How will he know the millions of transactions that will take place every day all over the country? If he does not have the data, how will he guarantee MSP is paid in every transaction?” the former Union Minister P Chidambaram said.
Rahul Gandhi had said in a Hindi tweet, “the Modi government does not know how many migrants died during the lockdown, or how many lost jobs. If you didn’t count did nobody die?”
Minister of State G Kishan Reddy said in a written statement to Rajya Sabha, “many states and union territories had reported ‘Nil’ data on suicides by farmers, cultivators, and agricultural laborers”.