Lie: Opposition leaders do not understand that poverty is a reality for thousands of people. For them, it is only a photo op

Modi Lies / Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

UPA government’s committment to reduce poverty in India reduced the poverty rate from 55% to 28% between 2005-06 and 2015-16, nearly half. On the contrary, Modi has indulged in photo ops including the recent one with manual scavengers where he pretends to wash their feet and terms them as ‘real karma yogis’. At the same time, his government denies deaths of manual scavengers and has not released any funds for the rehabilitation of manual scavengers, which is a shame.

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