JAMMU, Nov 6: Former minister and senior Congress leader Raman Bhalla today claimed that after the formation of the BJP-PDP coalition, the unemployed Jammu youth continue to bear the brunt of the most discriminatory agenda of their rule.
While addressing Jammu warriors at JK Resort during a function here Bhalla alleged that BJP leadership betrayed the educated unemployed youth from Jammu region. He said that BJP has always exploited the sentiments of youth by making false promises every time particularly during elections but practically they did nothing. Its real face stood exposed during past four 3-4 years.
Bhalla strongly criticized the employment policy and showed deep concern over the employment policy adopted by the BJP-PDP Government which is totally against the interest of educated unemployed youth especially from Jammu.”This policy leads harassment and ultimately exploitation of educated youth and serves no propose. As the unemployed youth are already suffering a lot due to the militancy and disturbance in the State for more than two decades, this is a mockery with the youth to engage them temporarily for seven years both in Gazetted and Non-Gazetted cadre, ” he added.
Congress leader said the youth are feeling cheated as promises made to them were either broken or unapologetically abandoned. “The same promises were then bartered without any inhibitions for personal and familial political empowerment of a few people while our hardworking, honest and sincere young men and women were let down and left to the mercy of uncertainty and turmoil,” he said.
Bhalla said it is very unfortunate that the regularization of daily wagers/causal labours working in various departments is still pending despite a lot of hue and cry of employees associations and political parties. He supported demands of teachers engaged on contractual basis, lecturers and daily wagers working in different departments.