Youth Congress launches ‘Rozgar Do’ campaign
As part of the nationwide campaign, Youth Congress president Srinivas B V said the activists will hold protests in front of residences and offices of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) parliamentarians and ministers across the country.Updated: Aug 30, 2020, 14:17 IST
The Youth Congress on Saturday launched a ‘Rozgar Do’ (Give Jobs) campaign in a bid to reach out to the unemployed youth.
As part of the nationwide campaign, Youth Congress president Srinivas B V said the activists will hold protests in front of residences and offices of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) parliamentarians and ministers across the country and also launch signature and letter campaigns to demand jobs for the unemployed youth.
He said the Youth Congress will also stage a ‘Parliament Gherao” to press for their demands.
“Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman says that the impact on the economy is due to coronavirus pandemic, but it’s actually lack of vision which has led to unemployment due to wrong policies of the Modi government,” Srinivas said, launching the campaign at the Congress headquarters in Delhi.
Gopal Agarwal, BJP spokesperson said “Prime minister is working day and night for fast tracking economic recovery post covid. Those efforts are showing results, starting with uptick in rural and agriculture sector which employs about 60 % of our population. There are green shoots of early recovery sign in many industries also. Further focused reforms on Industrial policy, retail trade and logistics policies are underway. Till they bear results employment benefits are being extended through DBT of MNREGS and 50% salary cover through ESI.“
A song for the ‘Rozgar Do’ campaign was also released in different Indian languages. The Youth Congress activists will also organise wall writing and poster making on the unemployment issue, Srinivas added.
All India Congress Committee (AICC) in-charge Krishna Allaveru accused the ruling BJP government of “destroying” the economy even before the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Demonetisation, flawed GST and an unplanned lockdown in March, despite warnings of an ‘economic tsunami’ by Rahul Gandhi were not act of God but the policies and decisions of the Modi government that have led to unemployment among the youth,” he said.
Party’s national spokesperson Pawan Khera said the unemployment had assumed “fearsome” proportions before the Covid-19 and claimed that around 135 million youth are likely to lose their jobs due to the pandemic.
“A record of 45 years of unemployment has been broken,” he added. “We keep warning the government but they are not bothered.”