Former Assam Pradesh Congrees Committee(APCC) president and Rajya Sabha MP from Assam Ripun Bora on Friday slammed BJP government for the worst economy of India in the last 7-years tenure of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Addressing a press conference at Rajiv Bhawan in Guwahati on Friday Ripun Bora held BJP government responsible for the worst condition of the Indian economy in the last seven years.
“The top of the many promises made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP during the 2014 election was to provide government employment and self-employment opportunities to 2 crores unemployed youth every year,” Bora said.
“Instead, the rate of unemployment in India at present is the highest during the last 45 years,” asserted the senior Congrees leader.
Bora said, “According to the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), the rate of unemployment in India, at present, stands at 9.3% for urban areas and 6.8% in rural areas, with the total rate in the country standing at 7.6%,”.
“As a result of Modi’s demonetisation and GST moves, nearly 50 lakh people lost their jobs. After that, Modi’s poorly planned long-term lockdown in the face of the worldwide Covid19 pandemic left around 2 crore people engaged in different sectors without a job,” Rajya Sabha MP Bora asserted.
Bora further said, “During 2014, the total number of employees was 13,91,306 and in 2017, the number dropped to 11,30,000. In 2018, the figure of employees was 10,90,000, in 2019, it stood at 10,30,000 and in 2020, the number stood at 9,20,000. The decrease in jobs during 7 years is 4,71,306,”.
“In 2017, the number of women employees in different government departments was 1,25,000, in 2019 it was 87,000 and in 2021, it was 72,000. A total of 53,000 women lost their jobs,” Bora stated.
Bora said, “In the central government’s civil department, the total number of sanctioned posts in 2014 was 33 lakhs, in 2018, it was 31 lakh 19 thousand and in 2021 it came down to 31 lakhs. A total of 9 lakh posts are currently lying vacant.”