All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday used a joke to attack Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the high unemployment rate in the country. Addressing a gathering in Gujarat’s Danilimda assembly constituency, Owaisi said that he met a young individual in a hotel where the man explained his current situation through a joke.
“Main jis ladki se shaadi karna chahta hun, usne mujhse aa kar kaha ki ‘aapki sarkari naukri kab lagegi, papa ladka dhund rahe hain’ (The girl I want to marry came to me and asked, “when will you get a government job, father is looking for (another) boy (to get me married)), ” Owaisi quoted the man as saying while clarifying that it was a joke and not a true incident.
“The boy replied, ‘Modi sarkar par bharosa mat karo, tum shaadi kar lo’ (Don’t trust Modi government, you (please) get married (with someone else)),” he added, amid laughter and cheer from the crowd.
The AIMIM chief said that PM Modi had promised two crore jobs every year but has backtracked from it.
“Now, after eight years, Modi ji says he will provide only 10 lakh jobs till 2024.”
AIMIM has fielded its Dalit face, Kaushika Parmar, from Danilimda seat which has been reserved for Schedule Castes.
On Monday, Owaisi raised the issue of the Morbi bridge accident, seeking accountability of the ruling party in Gujarat.
Addressing a public meeting, Owaisi said, “If BJP takes credit for making Gujarat, they should also tell us who is responsible for making Morbi bridge where 140 people died due to collapse. But still, the company’s rich people are not caught. PM Modi, why do you love rich people?”
A total of 1,621 candidates are left in the fray for the next month’s Gujarat Assembly elections after the deadline for the withdrawal of nominations got over, reported PTI. Elections to the 182-member Assembly would be held in two phases on December 1 and 5. The counting of votes for both the phases will be held on December 8.