Students slam govt, urge Capt to revoke decision

Ajay Joshi

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, June 20

Two days after the Cabinet approved government jobs for sons of MLAs, #StopPleasingMLAs started trending on Twitter and other social media platforms.

The users who took to the microblogging platform to denounce the move of the state government included students and civil services aspirants.

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has been criticising the Chief Minister on the issue and termed it ‘Kewal Congress Ghar Rozgar’ instead of ‘Ghar Ghar Rozgar Yojana’ launched by Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh to provide jobs to poor and meritorious youths after forming the government in 2017.

Irked students tweeted #StoppleasingMLAs and conduct exams. They sought equal opportunity for aspirants prpearing for exams despite facing odds in their lives.

City-based Prabhjot tweeted, “Please raise voice against the Punjab Government for its unfair policy to give employment to sons of MLAs. We have been preparing for the government exams for quite a long time. It’s injustice to deserving students. Cancel the posts.”

Another aspirant Gurpreet Kamboj tweeted, “Jobs to sons of MLAs are an act of corruption in kind. The decision must be reversed.”

Apart from students, the move has not gone down well with academicians as well. A government lecturer on condition of anonymity said, “Introducing insensible compassionate grounds to give jobs to anyone is beyond acceptance. Government jobs should be given on merit basis.”

Mastan Singh, another youngster tweeted, “The jobs for which Punjabi youths are preparing hard for the last five years, the government is distributing them in an unfair manner. Capt Amarinder roll back your decision.”

Gagan Bhullar tweeted, “We have sacrificed four years preparing for jobs and the government gives them to sunflowers of MLAs without competition. Kindly, roll back the decision.”

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