LUCKNOW || The Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) on Monday termed the state government’s claim to give 1.25 crore jobs as a lie, stating that the yogi government has cheated the unemployed and migrant workers. At the ground level, the situation is so bad that the migrant workers are committing suicide.
Expressing anger over suicides being committed by migrant workers in the UPCC President Ajay Kumar Lallu said that the Yogi government has cheated the unemployed youths and migrant workers. He further said that over fifteen migrant workers have committed suicide in Banda district alone after they returned from different parts of the country due to corona pandemic.
Only recently a migrant worker took the extreme step after he was not able to deal with financial hardships arising out of the job loss. Launching an attack on the Yogi government, the UPCC chief said that the government should tell the people how many unemployed youths and others got a job after agreements worth trillions of rupees were inked during Defence Expo and Investor Meet. In organizing both the events, the government spent money like anything.
Lallu went on to say that workers across the state are facing lot of hardships and as they have no jobs. No government scheme is working effectively on the ground. The situation has worsened so much that the workers are compelled to commit suicide but no one is taking note of their pains and problems.
The workers were expecting that the government will reach out to them with jobs according to their skills but in vain. The workers are now on the verge of starvation.
The Congress leader said that the condition of artisans is equally bad. No business is taking place. The government is not paying any attention to glass industry, brass industry, furniture industry, leather industry, Hosiery industry, dairy and clay pots industry, fishery industry and many other small scale industries which have suffered a major jolt during corona induced lockdown.