Ahead of Maharashtra Assembly Poll Election BJP manifesto promises crore of Employment for youth
On Tuesday, with just five days to go for the polling BJP released its manifesto. The manifesto claims to build roads, supply clean water, houses for everyone by 2022, the water drainage system in the next 5 years, Internet connection in entire Maharashtra, and actions to end the drought, etc.
However, the most prominent and major point which grabbed eyeballs was Employment. Well, that’s, not a new thing as in every election every politician to grab votes promises it but this manifesto came as a surprise as BJP has promised to generate 1 crore jobs in the next 5 years in Maharashtra.
Ahead of the Lok Sabha election in 2014 BJP released its manifesto stating it will provide 2 crore jobs every year for the youth of India. This statement was owned by our very own PM Narendra Modi stating the generation of jobs for the youth of India through ‘Make in India’.
Unemployment at 45-year high: NSSO report
But has India created that many jobs? The promise of providing jobs was highly criticized when the report from the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) was leaked which shows the unemployment rate spike by 6.1% the highest in the past 45 years in India. According to the report, the highest number of unemployment was seen in Urban India with 7.8% than rural India with 5.3%. The report was not released by the government stating it as a rough draft. This rose many questions on the action of the government on development and unemployment.
Nonetheless, the report was presented but yet the government denied the fact of the highest rate of unemployment in India in decades citing the report was prepared on the new matrix and cannot be compared to the old data.
$5 Trillion Economy aim
Well, despite that in its first budget, Modi 2.0 promised to make India up to 5 trillion economy in the next 5 years under the BJP government. Many experts questioned that considering the current economic situation how the target of $5 trillion economy was achievable.
UP CM Yogi Adityanath claimed after completing his 2 years in the state as CM, his government has provided jobs for over 1.7 Million jobs in both public and private sectors while about 2,25,000 new jobs were generated in the various state government departments, including the police.
He claimed his government has garnered investment proposals totalling Rs 5 trillion, of which Rs 1.5 trillion worth of investment had already flowed over the last two years. But the very recent report state that the UP government has fired 25,000 police home guards as the government is unable to pay their salary.
On the other hand, In Maharashtra under Chief Minister Employment Generation Programme (CMEGP) CM expects to generate 10 lakh jobs in the next five years. The program will provide around Rs.15 lakh with each for 10,000 micro, small, and medium-sized industrial units, in return for 2 lakh jobs every year ahead of Maharashtra Assembly Poll election.
Economic Slowdown hits India but Govt still in Denial
The current status of the Indian economy is questionable. It is not the rosy picture that the government tries to show. Many lead heads have claimed India is facing an extreme slow down in a decade. Companies have shut down, people losing their jobs, no investments happening, and top of that Union Minister is asking ‘what slowdown’ movies are earing in 100 crores.
The BJP government is in complete denial of the economic slowdown. With this situation at hand, the government has not yet come up with a solid plan to cure the economy. But the party manifesto nonetheless claims to generate more jobs. While the promise is a welcomed one as job creation is the need of the hour. One must also look at the government’s record on creating employment and how the government is going to achieve its target?