Who knew that the Prime Minister’s statement on unemployment would become such a controversy and the infamous political war would again grip the government. The opposition this time has taken over sarcastic tone and is curtly replying the ruling government!
Modi in a television interview last week claimed that people earning Rs 200 a day selling ‘pakodas’ can be considered employed. Well, this statement by Modi has set a fire in the politics and many people have taken a dig at Modi for considering ‘Pakoda selling’ a job!
The CPI(M) on Wednesday alleged that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi who had made a poll promise of creating two crore jobs is now assuring “pakoda jobs” to millions of people looking for work. Karat took to the party’s magazine and pointed out how considering ‘200 earning a day’ as employment is wrong.
Apart from him, the former Union Finance Minister, P.Chidambram took a pick at Prime Minister’s statement and said, “Even selling pakodas is a ‘job’ said PM. By that logic, even begging is a job. Let’s count poor or disabled persons who are forced to beg for a living as ‘employed’ people,”. This statement triggered a word-war among the two parties.
Other than these statements the parties and students have come on to sarcastic road shows, according to a source, the Samajwadi Party in Bareilly organized a free ‘Pakoda training center’. Samajwadi Party’s state spokesperson Ata-ur-Rehman said that the training programme has been divided into four modules. “The programme includes teaching unemployed youths how to make four kinds of pakodas – Modi Pakoda for BTech and MTech degree holders, Shah Pakoda for Ph.D. and MBA, Jaitley Pakoda for MCom and Yogi Pakoda for graduate and other unemployed youths. As Samajwadi Party workers do not know the art of making pakodas, we have engaged three expert cooks to train the youths.”
With all this jibe going on over in the political scenario we feel that the Main Issue of Unemployment is again pushed to the back, instead on focusing how wrong the Prime-Minister’s statement was if the political heads would actually sit and try finding a solution for this ever-increasing unemployment, things would get a change for the better. Do tell us what are your views on this political word-war.