New Delhi: Highlighting the issue of unemployment in the state, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Lalu Prasad Yadav’s son Tejashwi Yadav on Sunday held the ‘Berozgari Hatao Yatra’ in Patna and said Bihar has the highest number of youths but unfortunately it also has the highest unemployment rate in the country. Also Read - ‘Delhi Showed Way, Bihar Will Show Door to Nitish Kumar in Assembly Polls,’ Says Tejashwi Yadav
While addressing the crowd during the rally, Tejashwi Yadav said that leaders like him are fighting to provide jobs to the youths but CM Nitish Kumar is busy in saving his job by selling Bihar. Also Read - 'Lalu Yadav Unwell, Won't Attend Hemant Soren's Swearing-in,' Confirms Tejashwi Yadav
“Bihar has the highest number of youths but unfortunately it also has the highest unemployment rate in the country which is 11.47%. We’re fighting to provide you jobs, but CM Nitish Kumar is busy in saving his job by selling Bihar,” he said.
Hours ahead of his ‘Berozgari Hatao Yatra’ in Patna, couple of banners were surfaced against his rally on a roadside in Patna.
Reading that the RJD is targeting the most backward class for the vote bank politics by this rally, the posters stated, “Hi-tech bus taiyaar hua, atipichada shikar hua.”
In a sarcastic note, the posters also have a caricature showing Lalu Yadav on the driver’s seat and Tejashwi Yadav on the front side of the bus.
Earlier talking about the objective of his ‘Berozgari Hatao Yatra’ in Patna, Tejashwi Yadav had said that Bihar has become the ‘centre of unemployment’ in the country.
“Our Bihar, the same Bihar which was once the focal point of education, is in bad shape today. Bihar has also become the centre point of unemployment in the country. Bihar’s unemployment rate has reached 11.47 per cent,” he added.
Slamming Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for not taking any step to empower the youths of the state, Tejashwi asked a series of questions over the state of unemployment in Bihar: “How many jobs has the Nitish government created in 15 years? How many crore youth of Bihar are unemployed? How many crores unemployed have registered for employment in the employment office? The government should answer all this.”
The ‘Berozgari Hatao Yatra’ in Patna assumes significance as the assembly polls in the 243 seats Bihar assembly is likely to take place in October this year.