‘Un’savoury politics: Is selling pakodas a job or not?
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remark in a TV interview that even selling pakodas counts as employment stirred a political debate. Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram criticised Modi’s comment, saying the government didn’t know how to create jobs. “By that logic, even begging is a job, he said in a tweet. Samajwadi Party workers organised a ‘pakoda protest’ in Uttar Pradesh’s Rampur. BJP President, Amit Shah, hit out at the criticism in his maiden speech in Rajya Sabha, saying selling pakodas is not something to be ashamed of.