SuN Sir, the decline started long long ago. The official unemployment figures were published before Covid. It is shocking that you do not know these details. The economy has been going downhill for such a long time. I will provide all statistics to prove my point.
Not let us come to the broad picture. I do hope you will appreciate that the economy will grow only if the size of the middle class grows, and the people with regular monthly income goes on increasing, month after month. These are the people who save, borrow, and spend. That is the SBS category.
This category has been greatly destroyed by great Modi after 2014. On the one hand, the contract employment increased manifold. The absolute employment has increased, the number of contract employees has increased many many times, but their employment income has not, repeat NOT, driven the economy. I really do not know if SuN Sir lives in Hyderabad or somewhere in the South of India. Remember Sir, the maximum and record growth in GDP has happened only in South India, over the past fifteen years, partly due to the IT revolution put in place by Dr>Manmohan Singh and Mr. P.V. Narasimha Rao.
Now, let us come to the bare facts. Things that you and I see but can never ever dispute and say no. These things are happening so badly and again and again. Look at the metro train construction work labor. Do you know that 90% is from the BIMARU States, where the BJP has been in power for so many years? Record of achievement? A big zero. The poor and hapless labor do all sorts of labor in all places -- petrol bunks, courier boys, as waiters and cleaners in the smallest of Udipi hotels and so on. They earn some salary, they are always exploited. This is the big wave of migration, facilitated by the great Modi, after 2014. So have these people contributed to the growth of the economy? Yes, but at the lowest end of the spectrum. For example, they buy an iddli that costs Rs.2 or a chappathi that costs Rs.5 from unhygienic roadside shops and manage to live. They somehow save money and send that home. Most of them are uneducated Hindiwallahs who do not know any English at all.
But their life never improves. They do not get any bank loans. They cannot drive the middle-class economy.
Is this the achievement, SuN Sir, that you are talking about? If this is achievement, please go ahead and praise him.