India is facing a tough time due to Coronavirus. Not only people are losing their lives but also their jobs. In Uttar Pradesh, Bharatiya Janata Party led Yogi Adityanath government has announced 10 lakh jobs in the next six months under Atma Nirbhar Uttar Pradesh Rojgar Abhiyan. How successful the state government will be, only the time will tell. However, reactions are already coming on this latest announcement by the Uttar Pradesh government.
To talk about Atma Nirbhar Uttar Pradesh Rojgar Abhiyan and on many other topics journalist Anurag Sason has an in-depth conversation with Samajwadi Party leader and a veteran politician Mr Shyama Charan Gupta.
Here are important excerpts from the exclusive interview (Scroll down to watch the complete interview)
Q1) Uttar Pradesh government has announced 10 lakh jobs in the next six months. Your comments on this.
Shyama Charan Gupta: Uttar Pradesh has a large population. Saving existing jobs are a challenge in itself, forget about the new employment opportunities. Salaries are being cut and private organisations are getting closed. How the government will create new jobs on such a large scale?
Q2) Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for the way he tackled Coronavirus in the state. Your reactions.
Shyama Charan Gupta: Whosoever is sitting on that seat, is in power, he/she has to perform his/her duties. It is not that only CM Yogi Adityanath is working to curb the COVID19 menace, every CM is doing the same.
Even Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal is working hard day and night to control COVID19 in his state. The way Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised Yogi Adityanath, I wish in the same way he has praised Arvind Kejriwal.
Q3) How do you see the law and order situation in UP?
Shyama Charan Gupta: Every state in India has law and order problem. The difference is only of degree. 100 percent law and order is not possible.
Q4) At a time when most of the politicians are joining BJP, you left the party in 2019 and joined the Samajwadi Party. Any specific reason for that?
Shyama Charan Gupta: I don’t have an eager desire for power. I have been doing politics very honestly. When BJP won the elections, some not so good people entered the party. I didn’t like it and when I opposed I paid the price by losing my ticket.
I believe honest politics can be done anywhere. Throughout my life, I have maintained a very clean image.
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