Top three Lok Sabha poll issues will be jobs, jobs and jobs: Chidambaram

The CII had on Wednesday expressed concern over the country's job market amid growing challenges of making a generation employment-ready.

Published: 09th March 2019 12:12 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th March 2019 12:12 PM   |  A+A-

P Chidambaram

Congress leader P Chidambaram (File | PTI)


NEW DELHI: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Saturday hit out at the Centre over alleged lack of job creation, saying the three main issues in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls would be jobs, jobs and jobs.

"What is worse? Not creating jobs or lying about the creation of jobs?" Chidambaram asked in a tweet, alleging that the National Democratic Alliance government was guilty of both.

"The top three issues in the elections will be jobs, jobs and jobs."

"Glad that CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) has found its voice and has exposed the government's bogus claims on job creation. Hope that others also will speak up," the former Union finance minister added.

The CII had on Wednesday expressed concern over the country's job market amid growing challenges of making a generation employment-ready.

However, it had on Thursday said the recent reforms ushered in by the government were creating new livelihoods across existing and emerging sectors.

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  • Viplove

    Jobs. I'm curious how the Congress party proposes to creat more Jobs. Has the current government not increased the ease of doing business in India? Along with a drive to encourage more startups? Have they not altered reservations for the economically weaker section? Have they not encouraged make in India? Have they not attracted FDI? Have they not made taxation easier and lenient? Have they not driven infrastructure completion? I'm not an expert on matters but I can opine that the current government is on the right track and I (speak for myself) shall not let it get derailed by my vote.
    4 months ago reply
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