The Congress on Saturday claimed that in view of the “worrying” job scenario within the nation, the youth are marking Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday as “Nationwide Unemployment Day”, and demanded that he present employment to them as promised.
The opposition occasion additionally greeted Prime Minister Modi on his 72nd birthday and wished him good well being and a protracted life.
“Our ideological and political battles in opposition to him continues. His private vendetta in opposition to us intensifies. Even so, right here is wishing and greeting our Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 72nd birthday,” Congress common secretary in-charge communications Jairam Ramesh mentioned in a tweet.
Addressing a press convention on the AICC headquarters right here, Congress spokesperson Supriya Shrinate mentioned the birthdays of Indian prime ministers have at all times been celebrated as particular days.
“Given his love for kids, Nehru Ji’s birthday is marked as Youngsters’s Day, Indira Ji’s birthday is widely known as Communal Concord Day and Rajiv Gandhi Ji’s birthday is widely known as ‘Sadbhavna Diwas’.
“In actual fact, even Atal Ji’s birthday in December is widely known as Good Governance Day, which is why it worries and pains me that Mr. Modi’s birthday is being celebrated by the youth of this nation as Nationwide Unemployment Day,” Shrinate mentioned.
She mentioned it’s a large explanation for concern that regardless of India being the youngest nation on the earth, 60 per cent of the nation’s working-age inhabitants is both unemployed or not in search of work.
“In actual fact, within the 20-24 age group, 42 per cent of the youth are unemployed. If this isn’t a worrying scenario, I’m wondering what’s. And the prime minister can neither disguise behind Covid, nor the Russia-Ukraine warfare as a result of unemployment peaked at a 45-year excessive even earlier than the primary case of Covid was reported.
“The newest unemployment fee of 8.3 per cent is a massively worrying factor for our economic system and inhabitants,” the Congress chief mentioned.
Modi promised about two crore annual jobs however as a substitute solely seven lakh folks have been given employment within the final eight years, she claimed, including that 22 crore folks had utilized for jobs.
“In actual fact, it is a physique blow as a result of it impacts ladies probably the most. Their participation within the labour market has come down from 26 per cent to fifteen per cent. It’s also a double whammy as a result of that is approaching the again of excessive costs and no wages,” she mentioned.
Why is it that there aren’t any nationwide debates and the federal government doesn’t wish to talk about the essential challenge of unemployment, she requested.
“Every time you point out unemployment and value rise, they wish to discuss pointless, irrelevant, distracting points and so they promote disinformation,” the Congress chief alleged.
Shrinate additionally listed the Congress’ posers for the prime minister, asking the place are the 2 crore annual jobs and why are 60 lakh central and state authorities posts mendacity vacant.
Why is it that MSMEs, which make use of the utmost variety of folks, are on the receiving finish of the prime minister’s flawed insurance policies, she requested.
“Why is it that regardless of praising you in public, the personal sector just isn’t keen to take a position and therefore jobs usually are not being created? As a result of funding is an act of religion, isn’t it clear that they don’t imagine in your insurance policies? Additionally, is your extreme deal with only one or two billionaires, the ‘Hum Do, Humare Do’ mannequin, leaving out the remainder of the Indian trade to create jobs,” Shrinate requested.
Referring to the Agnipath navy recruitment scheme, she requested why the PM had give you the “conspiracy” to make use of the youth just for 4 years after which retire them on the younger age of 23.
“Modi Ji, in your 72nd birthday, I want you good luck and nice well being as soon as once more. However I’m pained to see that the youths of the nation are celebrating your birthday as Nationwide Unemployment Day,” Shrinate mentioned.
“You continue to have two years of your tenure left. I’ll solely gently and humbly remind you that males in historical past usually are not remembered for the monuments that they constructed however for the work they did for our folks. Please go forward and generate extra employment and most of all, go forward and at the very least begin speaking about unemployment and value rise,” she mentioned.