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Goa polls: AAP promises 80% employment quota for locals in private sector


Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said he will introduce a law to reserve 80% of the jobs in private sector for locals if they are voted to power in Goa in the Assembly elections next year.

Addressing a press briefing in Goa capital Panaji, Kejriwal announced that one member of each family in Goa will also be given a job. He also promised an unemployment allowance of Rs 3,000 every month till the family member does not get the assured job.

Kejriwal said an allowance of Rs 5,000 a month will be given to those who lost their tourism sector jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic and to those who are currently unemployed due to a ban on mining in the state.

In 2018, the Supreme Court had imposed a ban on mining activities in Goa while hearing a petition on illegal iron ores.

#KejriwalKiJobGuarantee FOR GOA’s YOUTH!

▪️Jobs for Goans, not for MLA’s relatives
▪️1 Job/family guaranteed
▪️3000/month until then
▪️80% pvt jobs reserved for Goans
▪️5000/month for unemployed due to COVID in tourism
▪️5000/month for mining ban affected
▪️Skill University

— AAP (@AamAadmiParty) September 21, 2021

Kejriwal, who is on a campaign trail, had made similar promises about employment opportunities in Uttarakhand on Sunday. The hill state is also slated to go to polls next year. In July, he had made a slew of announcements…

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