Lack of capability in North Indians: Santosh Gangwar Blamed
Event was organised in Bareilly to mark 100 days of the second tenure of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
New Delhi: During an event Union Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar on Sunday has made a controvcertial remark, he has blamed north Indians for the loss of jobs in the country. Event was organised in Bareilly to mark 100 days of the second tenure of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Event was led by NDA government in Bareilly, Santosh Gangwar said that there is no scarcity of job opportunities in country. There are various job opportunities in India but either few people lack to grab it or its lack of capability in the person.
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The minister said: what’s lacking is skill set and capabilities in north Indians, as there are a number of job opportunities across several sectors.
Gangwar included, since he looks after the functioning of labor ministry, he had information about the situation. “Though we understand the concern around economic slowdown, there is no lack of job opportunity".
Union Labour minister also used the opportunity to target Samajwadi Party leaders Akhilesh Yadav and Azam Khan. Targeting the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister, Gangwar said that “Akhilesh ji is frightened”, adding that “nobody would be spared”. He added that it was unfortunate that people of Rampur had chosen a leader like Azam Khan to represent them in the Lok Sabha. In the past of couple of months, job loss has been reported from various sectors, including automobiles.
However, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday addressed a press conference, conveying to people that the economy was on track, suggesting that the slowdown wouldn’t last long. She had earlier blamed millennials for the slowdown in automobile sector, saying they preferred Ola and Uber to owning own car.