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In Nagpur, Congress seeks commercial space for unemployed to sell pakodas

Congress corporator from Nagpur Sandip Sahare has demanded that unemployed youth be given commercial space within the city to sell pakodas

india Updated: Feb 13, 2018 20:23 IST
Pradip Kumar Maitra
Pradip Kumar Maitra
Hindustan Times, Nagpur
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Congress activists frying pakodas at a roadside stall to protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remark equating selling ‘pakodas’ with employment opportunities, in Haridwar.(HT File Photo)

The war of words between the Congress and the BJP over Prime Minister Narendra Modi equating selling ‘pakodas’ with employment opportunities offered by the government has taken a strange turn in the Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC).

The key opposition party in the NMC, the Congress, while attacking the BJP over unemployment, is demanding that jobless youth be given space in the city for sell pakodas. Congress corporator Sandip Sahare, through a letter, demanded that unemployed youth be given commercial space within the city to sell pakodas.

Sahare said that he handed over a letter to the NMC secretary on February 12 and sought the initiation of necessary steps in this regard. He demanded a discussion on the issue in the next general body meeting of the NMCHe also said that the party activists would also start an agitation if the NMC fails to provide such space.

The leader of the Opposition in the NMC, Tanaji Wanve, said that if the civic authorities rejected the proposal, the party leaders would meet chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, who belongs to Nagpur, and submitted a memorandum in this regard.

First Published: Feb 13, 2018 20:23 IST