‘Who is responsible?’: BJP MP Varun Gandhi slams Modi government on high unemployment in this country

BJP MP Varun Gandhi has once again targeted the government of his own party. He tweeted that, the figures released by the government in Parliament are telling the status of unemployment. Significantly, in the last eight years, about 22 crore youth applied for jobs in central departments and out of that only 7 lakh applicants got employment. While about 1 crore sanctioned posts are lying vacant in the country.

It is worth noting that the Modi government has presented a figure regarding government jobs in the Lok Sabha.

The Modi government has told in the Lok Sabha on Monday that from the year 2014-15 to the year 2021-22, how many people had applied for jobs in central departments, and how many of them got jobs.

BJP MP Varun Gandhi tweeted, “These figures given by the government in the Parliament are telling the situation of unemployment. In the last 8 years, 22 crore youth applied for jobs in central departments, out of which only 7 lakh got employment. When there are about one crore sanctioned posts vacant in the country, then who is responsible for this situation?”

Congress party MP from Malkajgiri in Telangana Anumula Revanth Reddy had sought information from the Prime Minister’s Office on how many people got jobs in different central departments from 2014-15 till now. Along with this, he had also sought information about the applications received for jobs in different central departments. Along with this, he had also sought information about the steps taken by the government to reduce unemployment in the country.

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In response, Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Jitendra Kumar Singh presented the figures from 2014-15 till date.

According to the data released by the government, from 2014-15 to 2021-22, 22,05,99,238 applications were received for jobs in various central departments. At the same time, 7,22,311 were recommended for appointment by the central departments. That is, so many people have got jobs in different central departments.

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