Tejashwi Yadav, leader of Bihar’s opposition Rastriya Janta Dal (RJD) on Monday called out the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-Janta Dal(United) coalition government on the rising unemployment in the state. Yadav’s charge comes a day after images and videos of thousands of young adults trying to board a train after appearing for a competitive examination for government jobs on Sunday (12 January) went viral.
“Due to the inhuman decisions of the Bihar government, millions of unemployed young people are troubled. Will chief minister Nitish Kumar and Modi-ji explain why they made Bihar the main centre of unemployment? Why don't they ever say anything about unemployment?” asked Yadav in a tweet in Hindi, which had images of a large number of job-seekers waiting at railway stations.
बिहार की जनादेश चोरी वाली ट्रबल इंजन सरकार के जनविरोधी निर्णयों के कारण लाखों बेरोज़गार युवा साथी दर-दर की ठोकरें खा रहे है।क्या आदरणीय मुख्यमंत्री नीतीश कुमार मोदी जी बतायेंगे कि उन्होंने बिहार को बेरोज़गारी का मुख्य केंद्र क्यों बनाया? वो कभी बेरोज़गारी पर कुछ क्यों नहीं बोलते? pic.twitter.com/UGQ99xryHr— Tejashwi Yadav (@yadavtejashwi) January 13, 2020
Thousands of job-seekers appeared for a competitive examination in Bihar on Sunday for vacant police constable posts. The crowd of job-seekers disturbed the peace at several railway stations for want of additional arrangements for their travel. Over 120,000 candidates, including men and women, applied for 11,880 vacant constable posts with the Bihar Police, Bihar Military Police, Specialised India Reserve Corps and Bihar State Industrial Security Corps on Sunday.
Berojgari... This is from Bihar. They all are struggling for constable...— Dev Priya (@DevPriy22326130) January 12, 2020
Gov must work on unemployment! pic.twitter.com/qmpsxQqWWz
In ancient times, India’s eastern state of Bihar was considered a centre of knowledge and learning, but today it ranks among the regions with the highest unemployment rates and is the worst state in India in terms of female literacy (53.3 percent) according to the 2011 census. In Bihar, unemployment rose to 11.47 percent in 2018 from 7.84 percent the year before, according to data from the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy.