INDIA: Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener Arvind Kejriwal announced 80% private job reservation for Goa locals on Tuesday. Kejriwal said this while addressing the key issue of unemployment in the state. He also assured that the family of the unemployed will receive an allowance of Rs 3,000 per month if his party gets elected.
“One unemployed person from each house would get a job,” Kejriwal said in a statement.
During a press conference, Kejriwal said that youngsters in Goa are “disturbed” and “unhappy” as they don’t have access to government jobs. Kejriwal asserted that he will break the nexus of political influence and corruption in securing a government job in the state. “The aim is to stop the migration of youth from Goa to other places in search of employment,” he stressed.
“Many in Goa have told me that if one has to get a government job, one needs the friendship of an MLA or a minister and their recommendation… Without recommendations and bribes, one does not get a government job in Goa. We will stop this,” Kejriwal said.
Confident about AAP receiving a majority in the 2022 Goa assembly elections, Kejriwal said, “Slowly we are becoming the first option. I have seen a couple of surveys. At the moment, BJP is number 1 in those TV surveys, AAP is number 2 and the Congress seems to be collapsing. There are still five months to go for elections. I am hopeful that the people of Goa will elect us with a full majority on the strength of our work in Delhi and the campaign here”.
Kejriwal said that a law will be brought to secure 80% of private jobs for Goans. He also promised an allowance of Rs 5,000 for every family that was dependent on the tourism sector and saw earnings being disrupted during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Criticizing his Goan counterpart Pramod Sawant, Kejriwal said, “When the people of Goa can elect the original what is the need for the duplicate? The duplicate will always create a mess,”