Both the opposition parties claimed that instead of promising 20 lakh jobs in one year, Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government so far could give only 440 jobs.
New Delhi: Both the opposition parties in Delhi-BJP & Congress- said that Delhi government’s budget presented on Saturday in assembly is a bundle of lies. There are tall promises in new budget for employment but Arvind Kejriwal government had talked of giving 8 lac jobs in 2015 then promised 10 lac jobs and now it is 20 lakh but the fact is so far it could give only 440 jobs and this was known through a reply by Kejriwal government to an RTI.
Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta said in this budget proposals there is provision of Rs 3062 crore for social pension while the fact is for past two years it has not been given and now pension amount is nearly double of what has been provided now. In the budget of Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, he has claimed in the name of infrastructure increasing the limit of free power distribution and raising water output by 20 per cent. The fact is government is praising itself by giving people boring water supply rather than Yamuna drinking water.
Delhi Congress president Anil Kumar said that the budget is anti-poor, anti-Dalit and anti-youth, and like in the past, he had indulged in gimmick by naming it the “Rojgar Budget” to mock at the unemployed youth, as the city has the highest unemployment rate in the country at 45.5 per cent. He said that in 2018, Sisodia had presented a “Green Budget”, but four years down the line, by 2022, Delhi had become the most polluted Capital city in the world, and the fourth most polluted city in the world!
Adesh Gupta said as far as raising free power distribution limit is concerned it is a vote bank scheme of Kejriwal government whose benefit 20 per cent of those having power connections are getting and it is being paid for by shopkeepers, traders, middle and domestic class consumers. He said making tall claims of education model the government has talked of science museums and new boarding whereas at present over 75 per cent schools have no provision for teaching science. As many as 745 schools do not have principals and 415 do not have vice principals. There are 24000 vacant posts for teachers in Delhi government schools while another 22000 guest teachers are waiting for being regularised.
Anil Kumar said that nearly 15.35 lakh unemployed youth have registered with the Delhi government’s employment portal, and Sisodia was only rubbing salt into their wounds by naming the budget “Rojgar Budget”. He asked whether the Rs 800 crore allotted was for the welfare of the AAP workers or for the unemployed. He said that the Corona pandemic had devastated people, and they were expecting some bailout financial package for them to get back their lives on track, but Sisodia once again betrayed them with no financial help.