Painting a grim picture of the unemployment situation in Kerala, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday took a dig at CPI(M), saying joining this party was one of the three choices for the unemployed youth in the state to get a job.
Mr Gandhi also slammed the CPI(M)-led LDF government alleging it was not a functioning one and therefore “land, liquor and lottery” syndicate ruled the state.
Mr Gandhi’s comments came a day after taking a swipe at 87-year-old Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan when he said that if the LDF wins the coming Assembly polls they will have a 93-year-old chief minister by the next elections. Commenting on the unemployment situation in the state, he said more than 4.3 million youths were jobless and observed there were only three ways for youths in Kerala to get jobs.
“Either they have to go outside the state or Middle East or join the CPI(M) party,” Mr Gandhi said while addressing a Congress-led UDF election convention here on the eve of the last day of campaigning for Assembly elections.
Continuing his tirade against the LDF government in Kerala, Mr Gandhi said the five-year LDF rule had destroyed the environment for industrialisation in the state. Asian Age