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Rahul Gandhi hit out at the Centre and state government over unemployment issue

Balasore: 26/4/19:All India Congress Committee (AICC) president Rahul Gandhi today hit out at the Centre and state government over unemployment issue while addressing a public rally at Remuna here.

The Gandhi scion today promised jobs to unemployed youths of Odisha if Congress is voted to power.

“Has Modi government given jobs to unemployed youths? Has Naveen Patnaik government provided jobs to unemployed youths? Around 22 lakh government jobs are lying vacant. We will provide jobs to the youths within a year, if voted to power. Besides, we will create 10 lakh jobs in panchayat level,” Rahul said.

In addition, employment allowance of Rs 3000 per month will be given to individuals till they get jobs, he added.

“Modi had promised to provide Rs 15 lakh to every poor’s account. Has he done that? We will provide five crore poor families a sum of Rs 6,000 per month for five years. This will be our surgical strike on poverty,” he further said.

While almost all the political parties have promised succor for distressed farmers, Rahul said that the Congress, if comes to power in Odisha, will increase the minimum support price of paddy to Rs 2600 per quintal.

Interestingly, Rahul told the gathering that the Congress will promulgate a law wherein the farm loan defaulters will not be prosecuted.

The AICC chief arrived at the venue few hours late due to technical glitch in the aircraft

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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