Mumbai, Jan 31 (PTI) Latching onto a media report that a study by the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) has found the current unemployment rate to be at 45-year high, the NCP Thursday questioned if it is the reason that the Centre has not made the report public yet. Also Read - Tandav: Scenes That Are at The Heart of Controversy

NCP MP Supriya Sule also sought to know whether the government would answer the questions being raised or “remain silent, as has been the trend”. Also Read - Couples Share Their Love Stories Through #WeMetOnTwitter, Singles Start Hilarious Meme-Fest

“Is this the reason why the NSSO survey has not been made public? Will the government answer or remain silent as has been the trend..,” Sule said on Twitter, tagging the report. Also Read - Tandav Controversy: Another FIR in Lucknow Against Ali Abbas Zafar And Others For 'Hurting Religious Sentiments'

Her party colleague and Leader of the Opposition in State Legislative Council Dhananjay Munde also hit out at the government, charging it with depriving jobs to youth, particularly after demonetisation.

“The current unemployment rate is the highest in 45 years…it is not my claim but of the NSSO. Modi ji what has your note ban achieved?” Munde asked on Twitter.

“Leave aside giving (new) jobs to the country’s youth, you snatched away jobs of those who had it,” he tweeted with the hashtag ‘HowsTheJobs’ – a word play based on a dialogue from a recently released Bollywood film.

Munde had on Wednesday questioned why the government had allegedly held back release of the report after promising to give two crore jobs a year.

He wondered if the prime minister’s “56-inch chest” skipped a beat on finding the dip in employment rate.

No matter how much one tries to shroud truth, it is bound to surface, he had said.

According to the report, the NSSO study has found that the present unemployment rate is the highest in last 45 years.

In the 2017-18, the rate was 6.1 per cent, the report said citing NSSO figures.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.