UPA "cheating" youths by making false job promises: Narendra Modi
Patan: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday accused the Congress-led UPA government of making false promises of providing jobs to unemployed youths.
"See the Congress manifesto, it says we will give jobs to people from each family. In 2009, they said one crore jobs will be given. Has it happened?," Modi told a gathering at the Swami Vivekanand Youth Convention here.
"Why are they cheating youths like this? If someone cheats, we cannot forgive...It is not our nature to cheat," he said.
Modi was reacting to state Congress unit`s announcement that it would provide jobs to 10 lakh youths in the state, if voted to power.
Elections in Gujarat are scheduled later this year.
"The government in Delhi is cheating the youths of Gujarat, while we are bringing industrial development in the state," Modi said.
"As per GoI survey estimates, 72 percent of jobs created in India are coming from Gujarat," he said to assert his viewpoint. "Please don`t have expectations from Delhi."
"Over 3.5 lakh people have got jobs in last one decade rule of Gujarat government. One lakh more will get jobs," he said.
If any youth wishes to start his own venture, the Gujarat government will back him for providing bank loans, Modi announced.
"These are not small decisions. It`s not my courage but the faith I have in you. Our youngsters will not do wrong...I have the faith," Modi said stressing that his government had faith in the state`s youth force.
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