Agartala: The opposition CPI-M charged the BJP-led government in Tripura with raising false claims of providing government jobs and offering employment opportunities to the youths to mislead the people ahead of assembly elections to be held barely after five months.
The senior CPI-M leader and former finance minister Bhanu Lal Saha on Sunday told the media that during the last five years of the Left Front government more jobs were created than the current BJP-IPFT coalition government as per the budget document placed in the assembly this year.
Referring to the allegation of Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath two days ago that CPI-M and Congress governments during their tenures the unemployed youths were cheated and the job that the previous governments had given in their 40 years of rule, BJP has given a much higher percentage of job in four years.
“Nath had also challenged that he would resign if his statement is wrong. I just wanted to remind him of the budget document of the state government, which shows the left front had given 27,378 new jobs in its last four years terms and the BJP till last financial year provided only 12,018 people,” Saha stated.
Saha claimed from 2013 to 2017 during the Left Front government, the number of regular teachers and employees on January 1, 2013, was 1.5 lakh and on January 1, 2017, it increased to 1.16 lakh, and 16, 332 people were retired during the period, which had been filled up immediately.
According to the data from the BJP-IPFT coalition government, the number of teachers and employees on January 1, 2018, was over 1.13 lakh which was decreased to 1.4 and none of the vacant posts fell vacant after the retirement of 21,187 employees during the period.
The data proves that 56 percent fewer jobs were created during the BJP regime than during the last five years of the Left Front government, Saha said, adding that the state government has been making inconsistent statements about the employment figure by their ministers and BJP leaders.