Congress President Kharge criticized the Center on Monday, addressing the issue of unemployment following an incident in Telangana where a girl climbed an electric pole during the Prime Minister’s rally. Kharge stated that “young India is fed up with the government’s betrayal.”
In a post on social media, Kharge targeted the government, highlighting the incident during the Prime Minister’s speech in Telangana. He expressed concern about a girl resorting to such an act to draw attention to the real issues plaguing the nation.
Kharge emphasized that the youth are disillusioned with the Modi government’s betrayal. They had hoped for employment opportunities but instead faced a 45-year-high unemployment rate. Economic empowerment was desired, but the government delivered a significant price rise, reducing savings to a 47-year low.
The Congress leader pointed out that the youth sought social and economic justice but experienced an increase in economic inequality. The richest five percent of Indians now own over 60 percent of the country’s wealth, leaving the middle class and poor to suffer. Additionally, aspirations for a safe India for women and children were overshadowed by a surge in crimes against women, children, dalits, adivasis, and backward classes.
Kharge lamented that the youth’s desire for unity and harmony in a diverse country resulted in hate and divisiveness. He accused the Modi government and the BJP of crushing the dreams and aspirations of India’s youth.
These remarks from Kharge followed an incident during the Prime Minister’s rally in Hyderabad, where he halted his speech after noticing a girl climbing a structure to get his attention. The Prime Minister expressed concern about the condition of the electric wires and urged the girl to descend.
PM Modi was in Hyderabad to address a meeting organized by the Madiga Reservation Porata Samithi (MRPS), a community organization representing Madigas, a significant Scheduled Caste group in the Telugu states. Telangana, with 119 seats, is scheduled for polls on November 30, with vote counting on December 3.