‘India faces highest unemployment rate in 45 years’: Rahul Gandhi lashes out at center during Bharat Jodo Yatra


‘India faces highest unemployment rate in 45 years’: Rahul Gandhi lashes out at center during Bharat Jodo Yatra

India is facing the highest unemployment rate in the past 45 years and it was the duty of the Congress party to empower the future of youth and bring positivity into the minds of young people in the country, senior congress leader Rahul Gandhi said Friday. Gandhi, who has boarded the ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’, reached Neendakara in Kollam district today, the ninth day since he began his foot march on September 7.

In a Facebook post, Gandhi said he had met many young people during the march and understood their expectations of the government. If the country could tap into the youth power, the country could grow very quickly, he said.

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“But today the country has the highest unemployment rate in the last 45 years, educated young people roam in search of work and are disappointed. It is our duty and also the need of the times today to strengthen the future of our youth, positivity to bring to them.”

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After the morning stage of the Bharat Jodo Yatra, Gandhi met with cashew workers, entrepreneurs, unions and leaders of RSP and Forward Block, both allies of the Congress party. “I meet many young people during our Bharat Jodo journey, I understand their expectations from the government, what kind of help they want from us to brighten their future and how much more opportunities we can create for them,” he said.

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Gandhi also noted that the purpose of the Yatra was to give an ear to children, old, young, women, poor, peasants and tribes and to solve their problems. “We are also succeeding, the young people are talking to us openly, walking together. I hope that we will all unite our India and move forward,” he added.

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The evening portion of the yatra starts at 5:00 PM from Chavara bus stop and ends in Karunagapally where the Bharat Jodo Yatra members will stop for the night. The 3,570 kilometer foot march started on September 7 from Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu and will end in Jammu and Kashmir.

The Bharat Jodo Yatra, who entered Kerala on the evening of September 10, was to traverse the state and cover 450 km and visit seven districts over a period of 19 days before entering Karnataka on October 1.


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