Love for cow only on paper: Chidambaram slams govt

P Chidambaram, judicial custody, INX Media case, money laundering case, former finance minister, CBI, ED
Chidambaram was arrested by the CBI on August 21 in the INX Media corruption case and is currently under ED custody in a related money laundering case. File photo: PTI.

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Saturday (October 19) attacked the government over the alleged decline in population of indigenous cattle, saying the government’s love for cow is only on paper.

The former finance minister also hit out at the government over what he said was an “acute” job crisis.

In a tweet posted by his family on his behalf, Chidambaram, who is currently in the custody of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a money laundering case, put out two economic indicators for people to draw their own conclusions.

“Over 50% of those asked said that the employment situation is presently worse. Over 30% said it will worsen. Meaning, the job crisis is acute,” he said, posting the first economic indicator.

“Population of indigenous cattle declined by 6% between 2012 and 2019. Meaning, the government’s love for the cow is only on paper. It does not translate into increased productivity or fertility,” he added.

Chidambaram had on Wednesday said he would tweet two economic indicators every day for people to draw their own conclusions.