Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) Punjab chief ministerial candidate Bhagwant Mann accused the Akali Dal and Congress of betraying the youth of Punjab and playing with their lives. Mann said that for the last decade, the youth of Punjab have been protesting on the streets for employment and suffering lathicharge of the police, but the government of both the parties gave nothing but false promises to the unemployed youth.Mann said that due to the incompetence and lack of intention of Akali and Congress governments, today the lakhs of youth is over-age and not illegible for jobs. Frustrated with life, lakhs of youth are trapped in the quagmire of drugs and lakhs of youths of Punjab are forced to go abroad. Mann questioned that who is responsible for the ruin of the future of these innocent youngsters? Mann said that the problem of unemployment is not new. This problem has assumed a formidable form today because the Badal-BJP and Congress governments did not take any concrete steps to provide employment to the youth.
On Tuesday, Bhagwant Mann campaigned Faridkot city and its villages in the Faridkot assembly constituency and appealed to the people to vote for AAP candidate Gurdit Singh Sekhon. The people of Faridkot were very enthusiastic for Mann’s visit to their constituency and welcomed him by showering flowers and under the slogans of ‘Bhagwant Mann zindabad and ‘Sada CM Bhagwant Mann’. A large number of people gathered in village Sadik to listen the views of AAP Punjab President.Addressing the people, Mann accused the Congress government of misleading the youth and said that in the 2017 elections, the Congress had promised jobs to every household, but after coming to power, they exploited and made fool of the unemployed youth with false and useless job fairs and collected crores through job farms and exams. Police batons were used on unemployed youth who were protesting on the streets for their rights.
Instead of giving jobs to educated unemployed common youth, the Congress government gave government jobs to the sons, daughters and relatives of its MLAs and ministers. Mann said that on Feb 20th, the youth of Punjab will give a befitting reply to this betrayal of Congress. Mann promised, “The Aam Aadmi Party government would solve all the problems of the youth by providing good job and higher education opportunities and government incentive to start their own businesses. Our aim is not only to provide employment to the unemployed, but to make them job creators and providers. We will also stop the forced migration of youngsters and will provide them with ample opportunities and resources in Punjab itself.” Seeing the gathered crowd and ardour for AAP CM face among the people of Faridkot, Mann said that he does not even have to ask them to vote for AAP as they have already made their minds to hit ‘Jharoo’ button to form Aam Aadmi Party in Punjab.