Jaipur, Feb 2 (PTI) Rajasthan Deputy Leader of Opposition Rajendra Rathore on Saturday accused the Congress government in the state of betraying the unemployed youths.

Rathore said the unemployment allowance scheme has several riders, making many unemployed youths ineligible for it.

“The chief minister announced to raise monthly allowance of Rs 3,000 for boys and Rs 3,500 for girls but there are several ‘ifs and buts’ in the scheme and therefore all will not be benefitted,” Rathore said.

“The Congress has promised unemployment allowance to educated unemployed youths. In Rajasthan, every sixth persons is unemployed. There are nearly 33 lakh unemployed candidates who have studied upto senior secondary and if all such unemployed youths are given the allowance, the burden on the government would be of Rs 1,166 crore per month but the government is spending only Rs 2 crore per month,” he told reporters at the BJP office here.

Rathore said Congress has betrayed the youths. Similarly, he alleged, farmers plight was also being ignored.

“Farmers are getting electricity for farming during night hours which is leading to their death due to cold but the government is not bothered. Eight such farmers have died due to cold conditions in the state,” he alleged.

Talking about the union budget presented on Friday, Rathore said all the sectors have been covered and the budget will push development and welfare of people.

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has announced to increase the monthly unemployment allowance for eligible graduate unemployed persons for two years. The revised allowance will be given from March 1.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.