“JEE-NEET aspirants wanted the PM do ‘Pariksha Pe Charcha’ (discussions on examinations) but the Prime Minister did ‘khilone pe charcha’ (discussion on toys),” he said in a tweet.
His remarks came after Modi during his monthly ‘Mann ki baat’ programme noted that the global toy industry is worth over Rs 7 lakh crore but that India’s share is very small in the sector, and also gave a clarion call to be “vocal for local toys”, stressing on the need for making the country a toy hub.
Congress national spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala also targeted the government over the record spike of Covid-19 cases in the country, saying: “Breaking World Covid-19 record in daily figures can’t be right. Still conducting JEE-NEET without safety protocols is right. But permitting question hour in Parliament is wrong.”
His remarks came after India recorded over a record single-day spike of 78,761 fresh cases and 948 deaths.
The total number of Covid-19 in India on Sunday reached 35,42,733 cases.