India, Sept. 10 -- Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi trained her guns on the government on Tuesday over the economic slowdown and the crisis faced by the auto industry.

"The economy is falling into a deep abyss of recession. A sword is hanging on the livelihood of millions of Indians. The decline in the auto sector is a sign of negative growth in production-transportation and the declining confidence of the market. When will the government open its eyes?" Priyanka Gandhi said in a tweet in Hindi.

The auto industry suffered its worst-ever monthly sales performance in August. Passenger vehicle sales were down 31.57% year-on-year to 196,524 units in August, passenger car sales slipped to 41.09% to 115,957 units, according to Socie...