JJP to woo young local voters
Gurugram: The newly formed Jannayak Janta party (JJP) has also begun campaigning for the seats in Haryana. Pinning unemployment as their main issue, it said that out of 17 lakh jobs available in Gurugram not even 2 lakh Haryanvis are given the opportunity. The opposition party also mentioned the Gurugram growth story and highlighted that in spite of city's rapid progress its advantages have not been passed to the Haryanvis.
"There are 17 lakh jobs today in Gurugram. Yet Haryanvis and locals are not getting those jobs and it is being taken by people from other regions. The Gurugram growth story is not getting passed on to people of the state," said Dushyant Chautala, in his political rally.
He also raised the issue of major industries in Gurugram now shifting their base to other states. "Maruti that has contributed a great deal in the development of Gurugram is not expanding further in the district but shifting its manufacturing facility to Gujarat," he added.
The attack on the government comes with just 55 days before the state is engaged in polls. The challenge from JJP stems from the fact that it is a party formed as recent as December 9, 2018, after a split from the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD)
With employment expected to be one of the major issues, the Haryana government has also raised the significance of micro, small and medium scale enterprises in absorbing the growing number of job aspirants.
Providing the figures, Chief Minister Khattar stated that while 37,000 aspirants have been placed after the skill development, their target was over two lakh placements. With over 8,000 MSME, Gurugram is a leader in terms of small scale enterprises.