Chandigarh, Mar 6 : The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has flayed the Congress government over the issue of unemployment in Punjab, stating that it had failed to live up to the aspirations of the youth by not fulfilling its poll promises made to them.
In a statement here on Wednesday, Barnala MLA Gurmit Singh Meet Hayer said Capt Amarinder Singh had promised to provide a job in every household in the state ahead of the assembly polls. He said the government had failed to deliver on the promises.
He said Captain had not only betrayed the interests of millions of the youth across the state but also forced them to fend for themselves and to try their luck on the foreign shores and fall prey to the evil designs of travel agents.
Quoting a news report appearing in a leading English daily, offering an alarming figures on the unemployment rate in India, which it said had swollen to 7.2 per cent in February 2019, the highest since September 2016, and up from 5.9 per cent in February 2018, according to data compiled by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), released for press recently, Hayer said the situation was no better in Punjab.
On the occasion, AAP MLA Rupinder Kaur Ruby said like their predecessors – the SAD-BJP, the government currently holding the fort in the state had belied hopes of a large number of youth by not redeeming its pledge to providing job in every household in Punjab.
State youth wing chief Manjinder Singh Sidhu expressed his shock and dismay over the studied silence of the government over the zombie of unemployment that had taken youth of the state by storm, forcing them to rue and rant in resignation.
Pointing his finger to Union Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, the AAP leader said had she been a tad serious about the issue a precious little could have been achieved as her party had an alliance with the Delhi dispensation. What to speak of addressing the issue, she could not had a food processing unit set up in the state during her tenure. He also questioned Union Minister Vijay Sampla to come clean on the issue. (UNI)