LUCKNOW || The Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) launched a scathing attack on the Yogi Adityanath-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in the state, accusing it of making a mockery of the unemployed. Dubbing the Uttar Pradesh government’s claim of providing more than a crore jobs as falsehood, the Congress leaders on Sunday said it was a sheer fraud and deceit against the unemployed in the state.
Addressing a press conference, the UPCC president Ajay Kumar Lallu said the BJP government while the Adityanath government was boasting of providing 1.25 crore jobs, the ground reality was just the opposite. Lallu said the BJP had promised to provide 2 crore jobs every year and asked what happened to that promise? He said the unemployment rate is the highest in the last 45 years. We are not saying this, but it has been revealed by the government figures. The unemployed youth are being cane charged for demanding jobs.
He alleged that no recruitment process has been completed in a time-bound manner in the state. The Congress state president observed that the state government was even taking credit of providing jobs to such people, who have been engaged in traditional professions for generations now. The people will never forgive such trickery and deception.
He said the corona pandemic has brought about economic disaster. All the major indigenous industries in the state, including glassware, brassware, carpet, weaving, furniture, leather, hosiery, dairy, pottery, fishery-hatchery etc have been grossly impacted. Millions of weavers are in a pitiable condition, yet there is no government support for them.
He lamented although the state government was making tall claims, yet the ground situation is entirely different. The people are forced to take the extreme step of committing suicide owing to their financial misery every day in the state.
Citing an incident, Lallu said a migrant labourer, who had returned from Surat to village Amlohra of Bisanda area in Banda district, committed suicide on Friday by hanging. The deceased lived in Surat, Gujarat with his wife and worked in a sari printing company. He had returned to his village 20 days back.