GUWAHATI, April 22 - The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) today came down heavily on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) accusing it of resorting to �anti-people� and �pro-corporate� policies and pushing crores of educated unemployed youths to an uncertain future.
APCC spokesman Apurba Bhattacharjya told The Assam Tribune here today that like in its first term in power at the Centre, the BJP has now resorted to its pet game of job shrinkage, in a country where crores of job seekers are exposed to uncertainties. The BJP-led Government came to power at the Centre with the assurance of providing jobs to two crores of educated unemployed people every year. It provided jobs to around 3.5 lakh job seekers during the past three years and now has announced that it would abolish all the vacant posts of the Central Government departments and Central Public Sector Undertakings like it had done in its first term in power in the Central Government.
The latest decision of the Union Cabinet in this regard is nothing but a serious blow to the around 20 crore educated youths of below 35 years. Most of these youths voted for the BJP and its allies in 2014 Lok Sabha elections and in the elections to the State Assemblies subsequently. But in return, the BJP has now provided them with such a rude shock, the APCC spokesman said.
He demanded immediate revocation of the above decision and made an appeal to the students and youth organisations of the State to raise their voices against it.
�The real face of the BJP is getting exposed with every passing day. It is becoming clear that the BJP resembles the tiger of the fable, which was debilitated by old age and was sitting by a lake with the motive to lure gullible people with a golden bangle in its hand,� APCC spokesman said.
Organisational poll: The All India Congress Committee (AICC) has announced the schedule for the organisational election of the party. As per the schedule, the process for membership enrolment will come to an end by May 15 next.
The APCC will hold a meeting to discuss the electoral procedure at a meeting being held at 11 am of April 29 at the Manabendra Sarma Bhawan, Dispur.
At the function, the newly appointed APCC office-bearers, executive committee members and the new district presidents of the party will also assume their offices, said the party in a statement here today.