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Mumbai Congress holds protest over rising unemployment

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

City Sanjay Nirupam along with party workers today staged a protest outside Mantralaya before being detained by police.

The protest, called "Pradhan Mantri Naukri Do", was organised against what the party claimed was rising unemployment in the country.

However the protesters, who planned to march to Mantralaya, were detained and brought to station, said officials.

Nirupam said, "The is killing jobs and is becoming a country of jobless youth. While our country is adding 550 unemployed youth every day, our PM asks our youth to go and sell 'pakodas'."

He claimed that the rate of unemployment would soon touch 65 per cent, adding that the was stifling dissent by not allowing them to protest.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 23:35 IST