Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, June 19
Members of the Youth Akali Dal (YAD) and Student Organisation of India (SOI) today staged a joint protest against appointments of sons of Congress MLAs Rakesh Pandey and Fateh Jung Bajwa at Jagraon Bridge. They termed these appointments as “illegal and unconstitutional”.
During the demonstration, the YAD and SOI activists distributed laddus to people and said that they were protesting in this unique way to ensure that the government awakes from its deep slumber.
Parmbans Singh Romana, president, YAD, said it is shameful to see that Capt Amarinder Singh government has betrayed the youth of Punjab on fulfilling promise of ‘ghar ghar naukri’ and instead has turned it to ‘apne ghar naukri’ and was giving jobs to sons of MLAs.
Romana said, “This is the first-of-its-kind incidence in country where a sitting chief minister was bribing its MLAs in this way with a sole motive to save its chair.”
He said that this action of the government has rubbed wounds of lakhs of youth who were demanding jobs from the Congress government after believing words of Capt Amarinder Singh. He said now thousands of contractual employees were seeking regularisation of their services and lakhs of youth are staging dharnas seeking jobs as per promise of the CM.
The YAD leader said it is unfortunate that apart from ignoring unemployed TET teachers and others, the government has completely failed to keep its promise of providing jobs to families of farmers who have committed suicide. He said more than 2,000 farmers have committed suicide in the state during last four and a half years after government failed to waive of loans of farmers but government has not provided job to any single family. He said the families of over 500 farmers martyred at Delhi borders were also looking for government help in vain and nobody visited their homes with offer letters of jobs.
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