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BJP busy in elections, ignoring problem of unemployment amid pandemic: Akhilesh Yadav

There have been some cases of migrant labourers, who have returned to Uttar Pradesh from other states recently who died of suicide due to lack of job opportunities.

SNS | New Delhi |

Linking rising unemployment to cases of suicide, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday called out BJP for focusing on elections and not interested in tackling the problem of joblessness amid pandemic.

There have been some cases of migrant labourers, who have returned to Uttar Pradesh from other states recently who died of suicide due to lack of job opportunities.

“In UP, unemployment has emerged as a big problem in form of suicides. Forgetting truth of corona, BJP has become busy in elections. When BJP is not considering unemployment and starvation as a problem, how will it solve them. With Bihar election nearing, after some days ‘star campaigner’ will also start flying,” Yadav said in a tweet in Hindi.

BSP chief Mayawati also asked the government to make concrete efforts to provide jobs to unemployed migrants.

In a tweet in Hindi the former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh commended Supreme Court’s decision to take back cases against migrant workers who couldn’t follow the lockdown rules while returning to their homes.

In another tweet, she said that the party welcomes SC order to provide job to migrants in their home state. In this regard governments should be serious and sensitive in providing them jobs and start the process without any delay.

BJP leader Amit Shah has been hoding virtual rallies amid pandemic in West Bengal and Bihar ahead of assembly elections in the states.