Accusing the BJP government in Gujarat of using job openings as a "political tool" to lure unemployed youth when elections are round the corner, Congress leader Paresh Dhanani Tuesday demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Vijay Rupani.
More than 55 lakh applications were received for 23,755 different job openings advertised by the government in the last one year, Dhanani said.
He said the state government was delaying recruitments till elections were round the corner in order to garner votes, adding that it was playing with the future of Gujarat's unemployed youth.
"The BJP government lures them (youth) by advertising for government job openings when elections are round the corner. The model code of conduct comes into force even before the results are announced. They (BJP) create hindrance in recruitment until the election, and play with the future of the youth," Dhanani, Leader of Opposition in the state Assembly, said.
"Chief Minister Vijay Rupani should tender his resignation for leading a government where people from the ruling party take lakhs of rupees from unemployed youth at the behest of people sitting in the government and play with their future," he alleged.
Dhanani's attack comes against the backdrop of the leak of a question paper for a police constable recruitment exam that was scheduled for December 2.
The paper was cancelled hours before it was to begin. Police have so far arrested eight persons in this connection.
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