Bhopal: As Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) workers all over the country were busy extending wishes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 70th birthday, the Indian National Congress workers in Bhopal fried ‘pakoras’, as part of their unique protest over rising unemployment in the country on Wednesday. Also Read - Eid Mubarak: PM Modi, President, Other Leaders Greet People on Milad-Un-Nabi
Young party workers put up tents on the road, fried ‘pakoras’, and shouted slogans against the central government. See pictures here: Also Read - Remember The IPS Officer Caught Beating Wife in Viral Video? MHA Has Confirmed His Suspension
Notably, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is celebrating his 70th birthday today and wishes have been pouring in from all quarters. While many are hailing the PM and his government for their schemes and initiatives, the opposition has marked September 17 as National Unemployment Day or ‘Rashtriya Berojgar Divas’.
Earlier in the day, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had taken to Twitter to raise the issue of growing unemployment in the country and it seems like his party workers followed suit.
The trend, which soon went viral on social media, is being seen as a mark of protest against the high unemployment rates in the country and to highlight the Modi government’s failure to create jobs and provide employment to the youth of the nation.
The latest figures from the Center for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) show that over two crore salaried class people have been unemployed during the last five months following the COVID-19 epidemic. Experts believe India’s job crisis is likely to deepen further.