WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India
Jan 23, 2018, 01.29 PM
Taking a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address at the World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday asked him to inform the global forum that why one per cent of India`s population gets 73 per cent of its wealth.
Rahul took to his Twitter handle to attack the prime minister.
"Dear PM, welcome to Switzerland! Please tell DAVOS why 1% of India`s population gets 73% of its wealth? I`m attaching a report for your ready reference," Rahul tweeted.
Welcome to Switzerland! Please tell DAVOS why 1% of India’s population gets 73% of its wealth? I’m attaching a report for your ready reference. https://t.co/lLSNOig5pE
With his tweet, Rahul also attached a new survey by international rights group Oxfam, which mentioned that India's richest one per cent garnered as much as 73 per cent of the total wealth generated in the country in 2017.
The report's findings are in line with those of similar studies including the one published by renowned economists Lucas Chancel and Thomas Piketty last July.
Both the reports finding said the rich have disproportionately benefited from liberalisation while others have been left struggling.
PM Modi attended the WEF in Davos and gave the opening plenary speech.
He is the first Prime Minister to participate in a forum meeting in two decades after the then Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda in 1997.