Job creation and better employment opportunities have emerged as the key election issues for youth in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh’s district Ghaziabad. A large number of youths, most of them BJP supporters, who came to attend PM Narendra Modi’s election campaign rally in the city on Wednesday, complained about fewer job opportunities in the district. Most of the youths at the rally said that they supported PM Modi and believed that he would bring employment for them in the district and the state as well.
Ankit, a graduate from Ghaziabad’s government run MMH college, said: “Other parties are only doing caste-based politics, only Narendra Modi is the one who has done anything keeping in mind the interests of entire country.” When asked about employment and education, he added: “If Modi comes, there will be better job opportunities, a lot of bills are stuck in Rajya Sabha as the BJP doesn’t have majority there, if it is voted to power in Uttar Pradesh, those bills will get passed and result in better employment opportunities”
Ankur, a youth who came from Sardhana village of Muradnagar constituency, said that he supported BJP and Narendra Modi for its policies aimed at eradicating corruption, “I am a graduate. There has been corruption in the state of UP, especially in recruitment, Narendra Modi has been working to eradicate corruption. If BJP comes to power, it will surely create in better job opportunities in the state,” he said.
Jobs, Better Education Key Election Issue For Youth In Ghaziabad
Some others seemed frustrated by caste-based politics in the state, “These leaders have kept our minds indulged in the web of caste-based politics. This has pushed the country backwards, countries which got independence along with India have reached milestones in terms of developments. Its high-time we opt for a leader who does development-based politics,” said Praveen Shisodia, a youth from Ghaziabad city constituency, currently represented by BSP’s Suresh Bansal.
Ghaziabad district has 5 Vidhan Sabha constituencies under it – Loni, Dhaulana, Murad Nagar, Ghaziabad City, Sahibabad. BJP is looking to open its account in the district this year. In 2012 Assembly elections, the saffron party couldn’t win any seat out of the five.