Saturday, February 28, 2009

Former Youth Cong Leader suggests unemployed allowance

New Delhi, Feb 28 : Former Indian Youth Congress National secretary Bhanu Pratap Nairain Mishra today appealed to Congress President Sonia Gandhi to consider a Rs 2000 per month relief to all “intelligent, educated but unemployed youth suffering due to lack of employment opportunities.” In a statement here, Mr Mishra said the facility of such an allowance should continue till they got a suitable job.

Referring to the economic slowdown, he said although inflation rate had come down to 3.36 per cent, yet the prices of commodities had to register a decline. “A housewife or a normal household person is still finding it difficult to ’stomach’ the declining inflation figures, as its effects are not visible at all,” he said.

This was one reason that a Congress worker was finding it difficult to counter the opposition’s blitz against the price rise, he said.

Urging the Congress president to use the Youth Congress, Seva Dal and other arms of the Congress to launch a concerted campaign against price rise, Mr Mishra said there was need of a serious effort to be made to bring this menace under control before the election so that party swiftly came back to power, headded.

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