Shiv Sena takes on Centre over ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas’

Mumbai: Citing the example of a new economic survey highlighting the increasing gap between the rich and poor people in India, Shiv Sena on Tuesday took a potshot at the central government and questioned if ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas’ slogan was only a gimmick.

In its latest study, Oxfam has claimed that billionaires in India saw their fortunes swell by Rs 2,200 crore a day last year, while the top one percent rich people held the 51.53 percent of the national wealth.

“The recent report by Oxfam has told the truth of ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas’. The gap between the rich and poor is growing faster in India, this report has kept this truth in front of the entire world,” Shiv Sena stated in its mouthpiece, Saamana.

“This report is going to make every sensitive person nervous. Out of the total land of India, 51.53 percent is owned by one percent people. Only 10 percent people of the country own 77.4 percent of land in India, the report states. There has been a rise of Rs 2,200 crore per day in the wealth of the one percent rich people,” the report added.