Bengaluru: The massive unemployment crisis that India is staring at amid this economic downturn is bringing the youth to the streets. The simmering anger of youth has come out on streets in the form of sporadic protests now and then due to privatisation, lack of government jobs,non-recruitment after exams, contract jobs, and massive retrenchments.
The Modi led government ahead of the election had given assurance of generating two crore jobs annually. But contrary to the assurance of creating jobs, the people have lost existing jobs and are facing hardship while uncertainty is looming large over getting jobs in view of the high unemployment rate in the backdrop of April-June quarter GDP contracted to a historic low of -23.9 percent.
On 17th September, when the BJP and its followers celebrated PM Modi´s 70th birthday, the youth celebrated National Unemployment Day.
BJP is celebrating PM’s birthday for a week-long period as ‘Seva Saptaha’ from September 14-20th sept. But the youth of the country who are still waiting for Modi`s promise of 2 crore jobs every year in 2014 was not amused by the continuous Modi celebration and took to twitter to remind the former of their joblessness and rising unemployment rate.
Hashtags like #national unemployment day, #Jumla Diwas, #17Sept 17hrs 17Minutes, #Rashtriya Berojgar Diwas were top trends on Twitter yesterday.
Some condemned that “Prime Minister instead of giving 2 crore employment every year. He has been delivering worthless speeches to the nation for six years”. Leaders of the opposition party in the state also took the occasion to hit out at the prime minister.
Some condemned that “Prime Minister instead of giving 2 crore employment every year. He has been delivering worthless speeches to the nation for six years”. Karnataka ex-Chief Minister Siddaramaiah also took the occasion to hit out at the prime minister.
Siddaramiah`s tweet says- Narendra Modi came to power and assured generation of 2 crore jobs annually. But he is now responsible for the highest unemployment in last 45 years. The youth of the country have started a campaign against this and I support it.
ವರ್ಷಕ್ಕೆ 2 ಕೋಟಿ ಉದ್ಯೋಗ ನೀಡುವ ಭರವಸೆಯೊಂದಿಗೆ ಅಧಿಕಾರಕ್ಕೆ ಬಂದ @narendramodi ಅವರು ಕಳೆದ 45 ವರ್ಷಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಅತ್ಯಧಿಕ ನಿರುದ್ಯೋಗಕ್ಕೆ ಕಾರಣಕರ್ತರಾಗಿದ್ದಾರೆ.— Siddaramaiah (@siddaramaiah) September 17, 2020
ಇದರ ವಿರುದ್ಧ ಸಿಡಿದೆದ್ದಿರುವ ದೇಶದ ಯುವಜನತೆ ಪ್ರಾರಂಭಿಸಿರುವ ಅಭಿಯಾನವನ್ನು ನಾನು ಬೆಂಬಲಿಸುತ್ತೇನೆ.
In his series of a dig against the PM, Siddaramaiah said the youths with a lot of hope had voted the Prime Minister @narendramodi now the same youths without jobs were disillusioned.
“More than 2 crore salaried jobs and 12 crore overall jobs were lost in the last six months,” Siddaramaiah said using the hashtag said he strongly supported the campaign launched by the youths who were asking the prime minister on his vision and actions for creating the assured jobs.
Former Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy while wishing the Prime Minister on his birthday said “I pray to God to bless you the ability to overcome COVID, Chinese aggression, economic downturn, and employment crisis.
ಪ್ರಧಾನಿ @narendramodi ಅವರಿಗೆ ಜನ್ಮದಿನದ ಶುಭಾಷಯಗಳು. ಭಗವಂತ ನಿಮಗೆ ಅಯುರಾರೋಗ್ಯ ದಯಪಾಲಿಸಲೆಂದು ನಾನು ಈ ಸಂದರ್ಭದಲ್ಲಿ ಕೋರುತ್ತೇನೆ.— H D Kumaraswamy (@hd_kumaraswamy) September 17, 2020
I wish Hon'ble Prime Minister @narendramodi a very happy birthday. May God bless you with good health and longevity.