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Oppn calls out BJP over jobs data, asks govt to release NSSO report

Congress said the data, as revealed in the report, vindicated his party's position that demonetisation destroyed jobs in the informal sector

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi addresses Parivartan Sankalp Samavesh in Bhubaneswar on Friday, January 25, 2019. Photo: @INCIndia

Archis Mohan New Delhi
Opposition parties on Thursday demanded the Narendra Modi government to release the National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) data on status of employment, which has revealed that rate of unemployment in 2017-18 was 6.1 per cent — highest in 45 years.

Congress spokesperson Anand Sharma said the President’s address to the joint sitting of Parliament on Thursday laid bare the government’s failure to deliver on its promise of creating 10 crore jobs, as it mentioned only 1 crore have been provided skill training. He also said the government's claims on Mudra loans were questionable, as the average loan disbursed is a measly

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First Published: Jan 31 2019 | 11:29 PM IST

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