- BJP-led government celebrates three years in office
- Modi government promised 2 crore jobs annually, fell far short: Congress
- Government has made 8 crore people self-employed: Amit Shah
"We have tried to give new perspective to employment as it is not possible to provide employment to everyone in a country of 125 crore people. We are promoting self-employment and the government has made eight crore people self-employed," Mr Shah told reporters.
The comments came amid renewed attack by the Opposition on the government's employment numbers.
"Modi government had promised to give employment to two crore youths annually but actually it had been able to give jobs to only 1.35 lakh people in 2015 and in 2016 too it could give jobs to about as many people," Congress spokesman Abhishek Manu Singhvi said at a press conference yesterday.
But slamming the previous Congress-led UPA government, Mr Shah said the earlier political establishment was marked by policy paralysis and a string of scams. In contrast, even the opposition parties have not been able to level a single charge of corruption against the Modi government, he claimed.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government is celebrating three years in office this month in events scheduled for three weeks. The programmes have been titled MODI Fests (Making of Developing India Festivals), which allow the BJP to push the Prime Minister's name while also acronym-ing, a favourite tactic of the party.
(With inputs from IANS and PTI)
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