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Sonia flays NDA over development

Instead of creating 1 cr jobs as promised, NDA had created unemployment by winding up industries, charged Gandhi.
PTI | By Press Trust of India, Bhind (mp)
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2004 05:15 PM IST

Accusing the BJP-led NDA government of cheating people and taking credit for the foundation of development laid by the Congress, party president Sonia Gandhi said on Friday that instead of fulfilling its promise of providing one crore jobs annually it has created unemployment crisis by winding up industries.

"Vajpayee Government has failed to provide jobs to one crore unemployed youth every year as promised by it. On the contrary, it closed down a large number of industrial units leading to alarming unemployment among the young generation," she said at an election meeting here.

Charging BJP with misleading the people in every sphere, Gandhi alleged that though the initiatives for information technology and computer revolution were taken by late Rajiv Gandhi, the Vajpayee government is trying to give an impression that it was instrumental in heralding a new high-tech era.

"Dynamic changes were brought about in education, technology, employment, Panchayati Raj and other spheres by Rajiv Gandhi who also sowed the seeds of computer revolution in the country by working day and night... But today NDA is associating itself with all these and it is a blatant lie" she said.

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