Mumbai, Mar 30 (PTI) The Shiv Sena today took a dig at Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis over his announcement to provide government jobs to 72,000 people asking him to make public names of those who would get these jobs.
Speaking in the Legislative Assembly on the last day of the Budget session, Fadnavis had announced that 72,000 posts in the government would be filled in the next two years.
He had added that the induction would be done in two phases, with 36,000 posts being filled in the first year.
Fadnavis had said posts will be filled in the Education, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Rural Development, Home and Urban Development departments.
In an editorial in party mouthpiece ‘Saamana’, the Sena said that the BJP government, when it came to power in 2014, had promised to create 20 lakh jobs in five years.
“How many people have actually got jobs before the government announced a lottery to fill up its empty posts? The government had also announced homes for the poor and police personnel. There was also an announcement of a loan waiver.
But none of the announcements have been implemented,” it said.
“The government should make the list of 36,000 people who will be given jobs in government departments public,” the Sena said.
It alleged that unemployment numbers in the state were high while businesses were moving out to other states.
“The Chief Minister has chosen the time right before the upcoming Assembly and Lok Sabha polls to fill these government posts. We do not worry about the timing but its implementation. Even if 36,000 people do get jobs, what about those who remain unemployed?” the Sena asked.
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