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BJP blunts Cong attack on unemployment, says over 7.64 cr jobs

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today rejected the charge of the that unemployment has grown under the Modi government, saying over 7.64 crore people got employment through Mudra loan scheme in the last three years.

Anil Baluni, the media head, said the under its vice president has become "immature" and levels allegations without doing any research.

"Had they studied figures, they would have known that over 7.64 crore people have benefited from the Mudra loan scheme for self-employment," he said.

Over 1.67 crore families have benefited from the rural employment scheme (MGNREGA) against 83 lakh last fiscal, he said, adding the scheme also received a huge hike of Rs 11,000 crore in allocation of 2017-18.

The has also created many employment opportunities with programmes like Start up Stand up besides creation of a separate skill development ministry, he said.

Earlier in the day, the accused the of failing to fulfil its promise of creating two crore jobs every year.

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First Published: Thu, June 15 2017. 20:22 IST