Indian incumbent government seems to be in serious trouble as hundreds of jobless young people marched through the streets of New Delhi demanding Prime Minister Modi’s government to tackle what they called a rising unemployment crisis. They marched from the 17th century Red Fort to a park near India’s Parliament building.
The protesters disputed the government’s claim that it has created millions of jobs since it came to power in 2014 with the economy growing around 7 per cent annually. Dismissing the economic expansion as a jobless growth, the protesters said authorities should immediately fill 2.4 million vacancies in government jobs to reduce unemployment.Media reports say the government is suppressing data showing the country’s unemployment rate has hit a 45-year high of 6.1 per cent.
Amlokant Mako, a marcher, noted that Modi had promised to create 20 million new jobs a year. “He has not kept his promises,” he said.
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17 November, 2019