Modi rubbishes opposition’s unemployment narrative


PM Modi said that the opposition is still spreading propaganda about unemployment while the Indian economy has moved on in the last decade….reports Asian Lite News

Slamming the opposition on running a false unemployment narrative, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said crores of new jobs have been created across sectors in the last 10 years, riding on a young talented workforce amid the growth of creators’ economy and boom in the domestic startup ecosystem.

In a wide-ranging conversation with Sanjay Pugalia, CEO and Editor-in-Chief, AMG Media Network, PM Modi said that the opposition is still spreading propaganda about unemployment while the Indian economy has moved on in the last decade.

“The Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) data shows that unemployment has halved. More than 6 crore new jobs have been created in the six years. According to the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), 6-7 lakh new jobs have been registered in the last 6 years,” he said.

The data from SKOCH Group, India’s leading think tank dealing with socio-economic issues, shows that five crore jobs were generated in the last 10 years.

“More than 1.25 lakh startups have been created which have given jobs to thousands of youth. There are more than 100 unicorns worth over Rs 8 lakh crore in the country,” PM Modi told NDTV.

Touching upon the emerging sectors like gaming and the creator’s economy, PM Modi said these new sectors have given several jobs to young Indians, especially from small towns and cities.

“Green jobs are being generated in the renewable energy sector. Aviation sector is booming, creating thousands of new jobs,” PM Modi said.

‘INDIA bloc a photo op’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched an all-out attack on the INDIA bloc, while enunciating his government’s roadmap for Bharat in the third term, which he said is evident.

PM Modi slammed the INDIA bloc for their incoherent agenda and also fake claims of threat to the Constitution if NDA returns to power for the third term.

“INDI alliance is nothing more than a photo-op. There is no common agenda, there is no campaign strategy,” PM Modi said.

“Most INDI alliance leaders are on bail, they are making allegations to mislead the people, the nation can’t trust them,” PM Modi further said.

PM Modi said that the Opposition was blowing its own trumpet but the citizens won’t have any faith in them because of their ‘opportunism’.

“If you make the INDI alliance sit together, it will appear as if they are trying to settle their children. I can’t see the future of the country’s children there,” he said taking a caustic jibe at the Opposition.

PM Modi also said that the scales are heavily tilted in BJP’s favour and there are no double thoughts about it.

Prime Minister, taking objection to the Opposition’s charge that BJP will change the Constitution if NDA crosses the 400 mark in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, said, “Those who have repeatedly insulted the Constitution are now dancing with the Constitution on their heads.”

PM Modi also tore into the Opposition’s narrative of soaring unemployment and said that the country’s robust growth in multiple sectors including aviation, semi-conductors, and digital technology in the past ten years belies their claim.

“Before 2014, there were hundreds of start-ups, today they are in lakhs. Unicorns are re-writing the India growth story and those at the helm are young Indians,” the Prime Minister pointed out.

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