BJP's UP Assembly poll mantra is age-old 'Jai Jawan Jai Kisan' slogan

This has not only increased the number of unemployed in the state but also made thousands overage for government jobs

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Army aspirants in Mainpuri, which is among the rural districts in UP that gives thousands of soldiers every year | Photo: Nitin Kumar

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The ruling BJP has brought back the ‘Jai Jawan Jai Kisan’ slogan in its campaign for the ongoing UP polls. However, a large section of the state’s youth is not convinced. 

“Paanch saal mein Army ka ek hi baar recruitment hui hai. Hum toh border pe khada hone ke liye tayyar hain, par khet ke beech hi fasey hue hain. (There has just been one recruitment drive for positions in the Army in the past five years. We are ready to stand guard at the border, but are stranded in the fields instead),” says 26-year-old Rajdeep Kumar. He has been working

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First Published: Feb 19 2022 | 6:10 AM IST

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