Agartala: The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) is a tool used by the Centre to divert the mind of youths from important issues like unemployment, alleged Indian Youth Congress spokesperson Ashutosh Chatterjee in Agartala on Thursday.
Speaking at a press conference on the sidelines of launching a national register of unemployed, Chatterjee said when the government saw the economy falling down they implemented the CAA to divert the minds of youths.
A missed call campaign has been launched by youth Congress demanding national register of unemployed to frame a policy and safeguarding job loss across the country.
A number starting 8151994411 has been made public to give missed call to register their demand for the national register of unemployed youths from the Centre.
“Over five crore people have lost their jobs in the last six years whereas more than seven lakh government posts are lying vacant but the government is not taking initiatives to fill them,” Chatterjee said.
He also said that NRC and CAA have not created any jobs. The youths are looking for job security, industrialisation in the right ways. The job loss is increasing each day and the youths their losing job. The government has failed miserably.
For one detention camp, you need Rs 46 crore and it will house 3,000 people and huge money will be required to keep the number of people who have been identified as illegal immigrants. Moreover, more than 2 lakh cases are pending with the foreigner’s tribunal, he said.
He also said the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) report says that out of 100 youths, only 40% are getting jobs due to the absence of job policy.
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