Jammu, Mar 12 (UNI) Lambasting the Jammu and Kashmir coalition partners, the National Conference president Omar Abdullah today said that ''halting'' of recruitment process by the government is part of an election strategy at the cost of unemployed youth.
Addressing a public meeting at Basholi area of Kathua district, Mr Omar Abdullah said that the recent government order directing the administrative departments to stop referring the vacancies to the recruitment agencies is the testimony of the government's functioning.
''The government just want to befool the people of the state with employment prior to the forthcoming Assembly elections'', the NC president said and added that the recruitments have been stopped to woo voters at the cost of employment during elections.
Expressing surprise over the move, Mr Omar Abdullah said that all this was being done at the cost of unemployed youth who were already facing hardship due to lack of employment avenues.
''A special policy is being formulated to challenge unemployment in the state as in our manifesto, youth will be paid a special attention, Mr Omar Abdullah said.
''Ruling coalition can go to any extent to remain in power and there are every possibility that the government will jeopardise the role of Recruitment Board, which seems to be a design to adopt the policy of favoritism and nepotism in recruitment process,'' the NC chief in his address said.
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