Lucknow: The UP unit of the Congress, here on Sunday, said the state government’s claim of providing more than one crore jobs was false.
Addressing the media, UP Congress chief Ajay Kumar Lallu said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government’s claim of providing 1.25 crore jobs was ‘plain trickery’. By making such claims, the BJP government was cheating people, he said.
“The BJP had promised two crore jobs every year. The unemployment in the state is at the 45-year high, as revealed by the government data. The unemployed youth are being cane-charged for demanding jobs,” Lallu said.
No recruitment process was completed in a time-bound manner in the state, he added.
The Congress leader said the state government was claiming credit for providing jobs to the people engaged in traditional professions for generations.
He said the coronavirus pandemic had caused an economic disaster. “All the major indigenous industries, like glassware, brassware, carpet, weaving, furniture, leather, hosiery, dairy, pottery and fishery-hatchery, have been hit. Millions of weavers are in a pitiable condition. There is no government support for them,” he said.
Lallu said people were being forced to commit suicide because of the financial reasons.
Citing an incident, he said a migrant worker, who had returned to his village in the Banda district from Surat, committed suicide on Friday. The deceased worked in a sari printing company in Surat and had returned to his village 20 days ago.