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Rahul Gandhi attacks Centre, says Modi govt a complete failure in job creation

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday attacked the Modi government after it listed its achievements in the President’s address, alleging that it has been a “complete failure” on job creation front.

union budget Updated: Jan 31, 2017 16:09 IST
Congress Party Vice President Rahul Gandhi arrives for the Budget session of Parliament in New Delhi on January 31, 2017.
Congress Party Vice President Rahul Gandhi arrives for the Budget session of Parliament in New Delhi on January 31, 2017. (AFP)

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday attacked the Modi government after it listed its achievements in the President’s address, alleging that it has been a “complete failure” on job creation front.

“The main question in India today is creation of jobs for young people. It is a big issue today to provide jobs for youth in India,” Rahul said outside Parliament after President Pranab Mukherjee’s customary address on the first day of the Budget session of Parliament.

The Congress vice-president, who is actively campaigning in the election bound states, said, “Government has failed in this matter. Government is a complete failure in job creation. That’s my main point.”

Marking opening of the Budget session, the President in his address to the joint sitting of both the Houses of Parliament referred to demonetisation to fight black money and corruption as also the surgical strikes across the LoC as bold decisions, both of which were received with thumping of desks by members.

The President said a nationwide network of 50 India International Skill Centres was being established with the objective of providing training of global standards to the youth.

He said over 20 lakh youth have benefited from the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana.