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Modi government failed to create jobs, says Congress

Maharashtra Congress president Ashok Chavan also asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi where were the jobs the latter had promised to in the run-up to the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.


PTI Last Updated at 06 Aug 2018, 16:08 IST India
Modi government failed to create jobs, says Congress

Latching onto Union minister Nitin Gadkari's "where are the jobs" remark over Maratha quota stir, the Congress today said the comment is an "endorsement" of its claim that the Modi government had "failed" in creating jobs.

Maharashtra Congress president Ashok Chavan also asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi where were the jobs the latter had promised to in the run-up to the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

Gadkari, while responding to reporters' questions in Aurangabad on Saturday, on the ongoing agitation by Marathas for reservation and similar demands by other communities in Maharashtra, had said, "Let's us assume the reservation is given. But there are no jobs."

"Because in banks, the jobs have shrunk because of IT. The government recruitment is frozen. Where are the jobs?" he had asked. Gadkari had also said that there was a "school of thought" which wants policy-makers to consider the poorest of poor in every community. Congress president Rahul Gandhi latched onto the remark made by the senior BJP leader today and said, "Excellent question Gadkari Ji. Every Indian is asking the same question."

The Congress was attacking the government, alleging that it had "failed" to provide jobs as promised by it before coming to power. The politically-influential Maratha community, constituting around 30 percent of Maharashtra's population, has been agitating to press their demand for reservation in jobs and education.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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