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Rajasthan polls: Note ban, GST left lakhs of Indians unemployed, says Rahul

Modi destroyed the small traders and shopkeepers by implementing the GST and demonetisation, alleged Rahul

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

Rajasthan Assembly Elections 2018
File photo of Congress President Rahul Gandhi | PTI Photo

president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday held Prime Minister Narendra Modi's policies responsible for unemployment in the country.

Addressing a public meeting at Bhilwara in the Mewar region of poll-bound Rajasthan, he claimed that the decisions to implement and the Goods and Services Tax (GST) had left lakhs of Indians unemployed.

Referring to four youngsters committing suicide allegedly for being unemployed in Alwar district, Gandhi said it gave a message that Chief Minister and Prime Minister Modi had failed to give employment to the youth.

"Four youngsters committing suicide has given a message to Chief Minister and Prime Minister Modi that they could not give employment.

"Pradhan Mantriji, Vasundharaji, listen to the 'mann ki baat' of the youth. There is only question on their mind...give them employment," he said.

The president alleged that on one hand, the government did not give jobs to the youth and on the other hand, it was responsible for the losses caused to them due to the implementation of the and

"Modi destroyed the small traders and shopkeepers by implementing the and Lakhs of people lost their jobs due to Modi's policy," he said.

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Gandhi highlighted two major problems -- employment for the youth and a better future for the farmers of the country and the state -- saying both were challenges before the country.

He said if voted to power in Rajasthan, the would focus on these problems, besides the issue of farm loan waiver and free treatment for all.

State Congress chief Sachin Pilot and former Rajasthan chief minister and senior party leader Ashok Gehlot were also present on the occasion.

The 200-member Rajasthan Assembly will go to the polls on December 7 and the results will be announced on December 11.

First Published: Sat, December 01 2018. 14:30 IST
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