Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday slammed opposition parties for their promises about government jobs to people of Uttar Pradesh by saying that that they gave only two lakh government jobs in 10 years (Governments of Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party) while the Yogi Government gave five lakh jobs in last five years.
“Today they (opposition parties) are again trying to mislead the youth of the state in the name of jobs. Truth is in 10 years they gave government jobs to only two lakh people that too on the basis of nepotism (Bhai-Bhatijawad), casteism and corruption,” said PM Modi while addressing a rally in Prayagraj.
“Yogi Adityanath-led government gave five lakh government jobs in last five years,” he said.
Prime Minister added that jobs given under Bharatiya Janata Party’s tenure were not based on criteria adopted by opposition parties but instead “jobs were given with full transparency to the children of poor.”
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The BJP’s Allahabad South candidate is confident the Modi government would be able to counter the opposition’s criticism on unemployment this election season. Nand Gopal Gupta, the BJP MLA in the southern part of the Uttar Pradesh town where the Kumbh Mela is held, is contesting from the same seat again.
During his rounds of Prayagraj – which was formerly known as Allahabad and whose constituencies still retain the old name – the minister in the Yogi Adityanath government has been seen making tea and frying pakodas at local markets, surrounded by supporters.
Ahead of the fifth phase of polling for Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday took a dig at the Samajwadi Party alleging that the party propagates riots.
“Decide what kind of government you want, one that propagates riots or the one that frees you from them and works for the welfare of poor people”, said Mr Adityanath while addressing a rally in Barabanki.