Congress President and leader of the Opposition Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the country's GDP decline, transgressions by the Chinese in Ladakh, staggering rise in unemployment as well as job losses, pending GST dues to states and the surge in COVID-19 cases across the nation. 

Taking to his Twitter page, Rahul Gandhi attacked the Centre and said, "India is reeling under Modi-made disasters:

1. Historic GDP reduction -23.9%
2. Highest Unemployment in 45 yrs 
3. 12 Crs job loss
4. Centre not paying States their GST dues
5. Globally highest COVID-19 daily cases and deaths
6. External aggression at our borders". 

India's GDP has decreased by the lowest percentage ever in the April-June period after the COVID-19-induced nationwide lockdown ran down the economy that was already slow. Mr Gandhi has been lashing out against the Centre over the state of the nation's economy and alleged that it began declining after demonetisation was introduced. He had also stated a while back that the continuous "erroneous" policies of the BJP-led government at the Centre is "ruining" the development of the country. 

Refuting Mr Gandhi's attack in a video earlier this week in regard to the present-day situation of the economy, the BJP poked fun at him saying he should rather publish a video about the "G-23", a jab referring to the 23 leaders who wrote a letter to the Congress President seeking a revamp of the party. Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram had earlier stated that the estimates of the GDP must be looked at by the government as both "surprise and shame". He added saying the government had not done anything during the first quarter to sort of the fiscal as the Centre was hoping for 'green shoots' for a number of days. 

Meanwhile, Chief Economic Adviser K V Subramanian in a statement said the country's economy at present is "experiencing a V-shaped recovery" after the lockdown was eased by the Centre.