RJD, if voted to power, will introduce domicile policy and reserve 85% govt jobs for natives of Bihar: Tejashwi Yadav

Kusum Tewari


PATNA: Launching his much-publicized ”
Berozgaari Hatao Yatra” (Tour to end unemployment) from the Veterinary College ground in Patna, RJD leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav on Sunday said his party, if voted to power, would introduce a domicile policy in Bihar and reserve 85% of the state government’s jobs for natives of the state.

Addressing a gathering of party workers before the formal launch of the yatra, Tejashwi also said that he, if comes into the power, would advertise vacancies and hold competitive examinations on a regular basis to provide jobs to the youths. “There is a need for strong political will to remove unemployment. We have that political will. We will do all necessary exercise the provide jobs,” he assured the youths who had gathered in large number to hear the incarcerated RJD chief
Lalu Prasad’s younger son.

Tejashwi further criticized the state’s
NDA government for failing to provide enough jobs to the unemployed youths.

He asked CM
Nitish Kumar to either provide jobs to the unemployed or join his “yatra” which was aimed to highlight the burning issue of unemployment. “In the last 15 years, Bihar has witnessed an unprecedented increase in the unemployment rate,” he claimed.

“This yatra is being launched to expediate our struggle for seeking employment to youths. State’s unemployment figures are highest in the 45 years. Bihar is the youngest state, but I am sad to say that Bihar has the highest unemployment rate in the country at 11.47%. We are fighting to provide you jobs but CM Nitish Kumar ji is busy in saving his job,” Tejashwi, who is the leader of opposition in the state assembly, said.

Tejashwi, who is being projected as the RJD’s CM face for the coming election, also accused the Nitish Kumar-led NDA government of “killing the reservation” in the state. “Nitish government is behaving like a contract killer. They are killing reservation. They are murdering the spirit of the Constitution,” he alleged.

The RJD leader also said that he would set up special economic zones and Information Technology parks in the state to create job avenues for highly qualified youths.

It was for the first time that picture of Lalu Prasad was conspicuously absent from the dais of an RJD event. Even after Lalu was sent to jail after his conviction in the fodder scam, his picture used to dominate at the podiums.

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