SAD asks CM to prove his 11 lakh jobs given to youth claim or apologize to them.
(Maheshinder Grewal says forget giving jobs, even 50,000 government vacancies not filled)
(Says Rozgar Melas, Smart Schools and Wellness Centres schemes big flops)
Chandigarh, February 6 – The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today said after the lies and theatrics in Delhi, the youth of Punjab were waiting with baited breath for chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh to release the data of eleven lakh jobs given to youngsters by the Congress government in Punjab.
In a statement here, former minister Maheshinder Singh Grewal said now that the chief minister had recuperated sufficiently after a one day campaign in Delhi, he should release the data of eleven lakh jobs which had been given to youth in Punjab so that he could be felicitated appropriately. “If he cannot do this he should apologize to the youth and Punjabis for mouthing lies in Delhi for petty political gains”.
Giving details, the SAD leader said the true facts were known to everyone and lies spoken in Delhi could not change reality. “It is a fact that after farmers the youth have also got demoralized by the CM’s failure to fulfill the ghar ghar naukari promise and some of them have even starting to take their lives in despair. Forget creating new jobs, the government has failed to fill up more than 50,000 vacancies which have been created in the last three years. It has also refused to regularize 27,000 contractual employees”.
Speaking about the placement drives of private technical institutions which had been appropriated by the government, Mr Grewal said even this drive was an abysmal flop show. “Youth have started boycotting the Rozgar Melas of the Congress government because they are being offered jobs even below the prescribed daily wage. There have been instances where not one youth has come forward to participate in the Rozgar Melas”, he added.
Stating that the chief minister could not get away with this deceit, Mr Grewal asked Capt Amarinder to disclose why his government had failed to implement the Rs 2,500 per month unemployment allowance which had been promised to youth while campaigning in Delhi. “You even denied central scholarship funds to scheduled castes for more than a year. In your dispensation school girls are being denied cycles and students even winter uniform”.
Speaking about the other “achievements” which had been tom-tommed by the chief minister in Delhi, the Akali leader said even in this case Capt Amarinder tried to befool the people. “The CM has claimed that 5,500 smart schools have been created in Punjab even as his education minister has disclosed that the scheme has just taken off. Similarly Capt Amarinder has claimed that 70 per cent Wellness Clinics have taken off even though everyone knows that this so called scheme has already failed and could not take off due to non-provision of staff, medicines and equipment in the proposed Wellness Centres”.
Stating that the chief minister should not shy away from Punjabis and also share his “achievements” with them, Mr Grewal said it was sad that Capt Amarinder had chosen to befool the people of Delhi with outlandish statements. “It seems the CM knew that Punjabis have seen through this web of deceit and false promises during the course of which he did not spare even the holy Gutka Sahab. That is probably why the CM does not face Punjabis now and lists his government’s so called achievements outside the State”, the Akali leader added.