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BJD targets PM Modi over unemployment

20/02/2019 at 7:15 PM

Bhubaneswar: The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) today said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s claims of two crore jobs a year is just an eyewash.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s claims of two crore jobs a year is just an eyewash as unemployment rate has touched new high in 45 years,” said BJD IT Cell chief Amar Patnaik in a press conference here.

Highlighting the BJD Government’s achievement in respect of providing jobs to youths, Patnaik said with the launch of 103 projects in Odisha, so far 6,94,077 have been given employment directly and 5,57,194 indirectly.

Further recruitment process is on for 40,000 more posts, said Patnaik.

Citing a National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) survey report Patnaik said unemployment was at a 45-year high of 6.1 per cent during 2017-2018.

The BJP promised two crore jobs every year in its 2014 manifesto.

The BJD’s attack came on a day while senior BJP leader and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath attacked the BJD Government and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik over several issues during his day-long visit to the State today.

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