Jobs for sons of MLAs: AAP corners govt

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, June 7

The youth wing of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) staged a protest against Capt Amarinder Singh-led government’s move to offer jobs to his party MLA’s kins on Monday. The AAP’s activists burnt copies of degree at the residence of MLA Dr Raj Kumar Verka and protested outside the office of the Deputy Commissioner.

Where are jobs for common man?: Members of the AAP youth wing protest against the state government for its move to give jobs to MLAs’ kin on ‘compassionate grounds’, outside MLA Dr Raj Kumar Verka’s house in Amritsar. Photo: Vishal Kumar

Bhagwant Kanwal, chief, AAP youth wing, said, “When it comes to fulfill the poll promise of providing a job to each family in the state, the government offers only private jobs.” Protesters demanded a roll back of the resolution granting jobs to the kins of the Congress legislators. They also submitted a memorandum at the DC office.

Addressing protesting AAP workers, Kanwal said the state government gave plum jobs to the family of late Chief Minister Beant Singh, Sports minister Rana Gurmeet Singh Sodhi’s son, MLA Fatehjung Singh Bajwa’s son would be appointed as the DSP while MLA Rakesh Pande’s son would be appointed tehsildar.

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