“Did the Union government give you jobs? Did the Congress keep its promises?” Modi asked at the rally in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh.
The BJP PM nominee said countries such as the US and China spend a lot on skill upgradation, which help the youth get jobs.
The Congress-led UPA government at the Centre did not spend much on skill upgradation, he added.
Madhya Pradesh has 16.2 million voters in the 18-29 age group.
“BJP wants to empower the youth by creating jobs,” Modi said.
He praised MP chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan for launching many welfare schemes for the poor.