TMC questions PM Modi's failures in Facebook video
Kolkata: Trinamool Congress on Sunday uploaded a video on its Facebook page, demanding an explanation from Prime Minister Narendra Modi for its failure in providing jobs after skill development training and at the same time, highlighting the achievements of the Mamata Banerjee government's skill development initiative.
The move is a significant step on the part of TMC to strengthen its campaign before the ensuing Lok Sabha election.
The video, titled Pradhan Mantri Hisab Dao, is the second in the series where TMC has been critical about the Centre's failure in a scheme and depicted a contrast picture about the success of the state government in the implementation of a scheme.
The video begins with a girl hailing from Dehradun in Uttarakhand demanding an explanation from the Prime Minister about his failure in providing her with a job after her parents had spent heavily for her education and skill development training.
It soon shifts to another part when a girl from Jalpaiguri thanks the state government for her job in the hospitality industry after skill development training. She also states that Bengal has reduced unemployment by 40 percent, while several people have lost jobs at the Centre.
The video ends with an appeal to vote for TMC for development in Bengal and for building a secular and progressive Central government.
It may be mentioned that nearly 6 lakh youths have received training in skill development under the Utkarsh Bangla scheme in 324 courses in 38 sectors at 268 ITIs (both government and private), 153 government polytechnics and 3,289 vocational training centres and vocational education schools.
The project has been declared a 'Champion Project' at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Prizes given by ITU, a United Nations organisation working for the use and development of information and communication technology.
"We will be uploading some more videos highlighting various people friendly schemes of the Mamata Banerjee government and at the same time, raise questions over the failures of the Narendra Modi government," a senior member of TMC's cyber cell said.
This has been the first time when the Trinamool Congress has uploaded such a video on the Facebook page of All India Trinamool Congress. During the Panchayat polls, the TMC had also made videos showcasing different development schemes but questions about the failures of the Prime Minister were not raised.
It was in September last year when Mamata Banerjee, at a digital conclave of her party, had instructed her youth brigade to take to social media, to counter the spread of fake news by BJP.
Meanwhile, all India Trinamool Youth Congress president Abhishek Banerjee called for building an arsenal of 'digital warriors' to garner more support for the ruling party
and said that the cell would work hard to ensure that the party wins all the 42 Lok Sabha seats.