Bihar Assembly elections 2020: Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav, who is the chief ministerial face of Mahagathbandhan, released the party’s election manifesto on Saturday and said he will not promise one crore jobs.
RJD promised farm loan waiver and 10 lakh jobs. One of the major highlights of RJD’s manifesto is the promise of an umemployment allowance of Rs 1,500.
“I am promising 10 lakh jobs. I could have also promised one crore jobs just for the sake of promise. But I am not doing that because this will become a reality in the first meeting of the Cabinet. This will be the first time in the country that 10 lakh employment opportunities will be created at one go. This figure is what we require in the state’s workforce at present,” Tejashwi said.
नीतीश कुमार की अयोग्य सरकार सिर्फ़ 60% बजट का हिस्सा ही ख़र्च कर पाती है!
क्या बाकी बचे धन को भी जनकल्याण व अर्थव्यवस्था को गति देने के लिए कोई योग्य व तत्पर सरकार सदुपयोग नहीं कर पाएगी?
— Rashtriya Janata Dal (@RJDforIndia) October 24, 2020
“People used to make fun that from where we will generate employments. Now, you must understand there is a difference between earning and employment. Here we are talking about government jobs,” Tejashwi Yadav said, explaining that there are employment opportunities for teachers, professors, junior engineers, doctors, nurses lab technicians. “ We need more police for the law and order of the state. Manipur is a smaller state but it has more police per lakh population than Bihar,” Tejashwi said.
Criticising PM Narendra Modi over his election rallies in Bihar, Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav said that the prime minister selectively addressed issues of the state. Tejashwi, the Chief Ministerial face of the Mahagathbandan in Bihar, said, “The Prime Minister said that an atmosphere has been created for a person. I believe it was for me. I want to tell him that I am raising issues related to common people of state. The BJP through its manifesto said that it would create 19 lakh jobs to counter the RJD promise of 10 lakh government jobs. They are not giving surety about when and what would be the time frame to create jobs. On the other hand, my time is fixed. I will give jobs through the first signature of the cabinet meeting.”