Madurai

15-day campaign to highlight severe unemployment: DYFI

DINDIGUL

The Democratic Youth Federation of India has planned a series of campaigns, rallies and public meetings across Tamil Nadu from September 15 to 30 to highlight the issue of unemployment, according to DYFI State secretary S. Bala.

Speaking to reporters here on Wednesday, he criticised the amendment to Motor Vehicles Act. “The fine amounts have been increased by 10 times, which is condemnable. This will only affect the public and increase friction between police and public. Rather, implementation of traffic rules and road discipline should be achieved through increasing awareness. No other act has been implemented so promptly by the government. Crime against women is on the rise and the government has not taken any steps to curb that. The new fine structure for traffic violations will only pave away for bribery,” he said.

He added, “The Finance Minister should rather call the country’s economic situation as Modi’s 100 day failure than terming it a success. The Central government’s flawed policies have shut down many industries. Many companies are sending people out and unemployment has not been this severe in the last 30 years.”

Mr. Bala criticised the Chief Minister for spreading a false image about the State’s economic condition.

“Returning from his foreign trip, the Chief Minister has been painting rosy images about investments in Tamil Nadu. The government conducted an investors’ meet earlier and had not released any report on the investments the State had gained from the meet. The Chief Minister is making tall claims and fake promises,” he charged.

He came down heavily on the State government for not recruiting people to fill vacancies in government departments.

“There are nearly three lakh vacancies in government departments. The State government is not showing any interest in filling them. Recently in the group IV exams, over 16 lakh people appeared for 6,500 posts. This itself is an indicator of the severe unemployment rate prevailing currently,” he said.

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