Shiv Sena took a dig at the central government and questioned if ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas’ slogan was only a gimmick. Citing the example of a new economic survey highlighting the increasing gap between the rich and poor people in India.
According to the latest study by Oxfam, Indian billionaires saw their fortunes swell by Rs. 2,200 crores a day last year, with the top 1 per cent of the country’s richest getting richer by 39 per cent as against just 3 per cent increase in wealth for the bottom half of the population.
Shiv Sena in its mouthpiece, Saamana stated that “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.”
The report states “This report is going to make every sensitive person nervous. Out of the total land of India, 51.53 per cent is owned by one per cent people. Only 10 per cent people of the country own 77.4 per cent of land in India. There has been a rise of Rs 2,200 crore per day in the wealth of the one per cent rich people.”