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Maran criticises Centre, TN government for failing to create jobs


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DMK leader Dayanidhi Maran criticised the Centre and Tamil Nadu state government on Saturday for not doing enough to create new jobs for students youth graduating out of universities.
He said many engineering graduates in the state are working with a starting salary of Rs 8,000 per month, or even as delivery boys."My main emphasis in the Lok Sabha election is going to be on employment. Between 2004-2014, we were able to provide a lot of jobs because of the boom in IT and infrastructure sectors."
At that time, said Maran, the joining salary for a young engineering graduate was Rs 30,000 to 40,000 per month and colleges were full of students. Now there are no takers for them as the starting salary is somewhere around Rs 8,000," he told ANI.
"It's really alarming that these graduates are doing jobs that are not related to their education. Most of them right now are delivering foods on Swiggy and Uber Eats. This is because there is no infrastructure for employment. Even though (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi promised to bring two crore employment, he only took two crore away from the country," said Maran.
He said the NDA government at the Centre introduced Goods and Services Tax (GST) to overcome the debacle of demonetisation. "After demonetisation, small and medium entrepreneurs have literally closed shops. It had such a bad impact that even after two to three years, people are yet to cope up. Small start-ups have never taken off because of Modi. The taxation slabs under GST are so high that it affected everybody."
Maran said there is a strong anti-Modi wave in Tamil Nadu. "It's very clear that Modi as such does not care for Tamil Nadu. He is only here for votes. The people want to give a fitting reply to the way treated us and ignored Tamil Nadu," he said.
Maran said Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami crawled on the floor to touch Sasikala's feet and got her blessings. "The moment he became the Chief Minister, the first thing he did was to betray and backstab Sasikala."

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First Published: Mar 30 2019 | 6:37 PM IST

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