Jitu slams PM over unfulfilled job promise

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Congress leader Jitu Patwari lambasted Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his unfulfilled promise of creating two crore jobs for the youth. Patwari questioned the whereabouts of these promised jobs, highlighting that a significant number of one crore and thirty lakh youths remain unemployed. He demanded accountability from PM Modi, also underscoring the unmet commitments regarding support prices for wheat and paddy.

Patwari also alleged the BJP was exerting pressure on certain candidates in the Khajuraho Lok Sabha constituency to withdraw from the electoral race. In response, the BJP dismissed these allegations as unfounded, attributing them to the internal machinations of the opposition INDIA bloc.

Under the seat-sharing arrangement within the INDIA alliance, the Congress has allocated the Khajuraho Lok Sabha seat to the Samajwadi Party (SP). However, the nomination of SP candidate Meera Yadav was rejected by the Returning Officer on Friday due to procedural errors, including a missing signature and submission of an outdated voters’ list copy.

Following the scrutiny process, 14 candidates remain in contention for this seat, including the incumbent MP and BJP state president, VD Sharma. Patwari disclosed to reporters on Sunday that RB Prajapati, the candidate from the All India Forward Bloc and a former government official, had approached him alleging various forms of pressure to withdraw his nomination. Prajapati has lodged a complaint regarding this matter with the Election Commission, according to Patwari.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Mohan Yadav expressed optimism about the BJP’s prospects in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, attributing his confidence to the unwavering support of the people.

The Lok Sabha elections in Madhya Pradesh are slated across four phases, commencing on April 19. Historically, the BJP has maintained a stronghold in the state, securing victory in the majority of seats in previous elections.


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