The Youth Congress launched a “Rozgar Do” (Give Jobs) campaign on Saturday in a bid to reach out to unemployed youth.
As part of the nationwide campaign, Youth Congress President Srinivas BV said activists would stage protests outside residences and offices of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) parliamentarians and ministers across the country and would also launch signature and letter campaigns to demand jobs for the unemployed. youth.
He said the Youth Congress will also organize a “Gherao Parliament” to press their demands.
“Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman says the impact on the economy is due to the coronavirus pandemic, but it is actually the lack of vision that has led to unemployment due to bad government policies Modi,” Srinivas said, launching the campaign at Congress headquarters. in Delhi.
BJP Spokesperson Gopal Agarwal said: “The Prime Minister is working day and night to accelerate economic recovery from covid. These efforts are yielding results, starting with the growth of the rural and agricultural sector, which employs approximately 60% of our population. There are also green shoots of signs of early recovery in many industries. Other targeted reforms in industrial policy, retail trade and logistics policies are underway. Until they get results, benefits are extended by DBT from MNREGS and 50% salary coverage by ESI. »
A song for the ‘Rozgar Do’ campaign has also been released in different Indian languages. Youth Congress activists will also organize murals and posters on the issue of unemployment, Srinivas added.
Krishna Allaveru, head of the All India Congress Committee (AICC), has accused the ruling BJP government of “destroying” the economy even before the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Demonetization, faulty GST and an unforeseen lockdown in March, despite warnings of an ‘economic tsunami’ by Rahul Gandhi were not an act of God but the policies and decisions of the Modi government which led to unemployment in young people,” he said.
The party’s national spokesman, Pawan Khera, said unemployment had reached “appalling” proportions before Covid-19 and claimed around 135 million young people were at risk of losing their jobs due to the pandemic.
“A 45-year unemployment record has been broken,” he added. “We continue to warn the government but they are not disturbed.”