NC will provide 40,000 jobs if voted to power in J

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Kulgam (Kashmir), Nov 27 (UNI) Promising to provide immediate 40,000 jobs to unemployed youths if voted to power in the Jammu and Kashmir, the National Conference (NC) president Omar Abdullah alleged the coalition government had failed to address the basic issue of common people.

Addressing an election rally today, Mr Omar said the first priority of his party will be to take youth of the state out of hopelessness and despair by redressing the unemployment problem.

He said the party will come out with a special package for employment of the youth and shall open new avenues for the young unemployed and ensure that in each household of the state there is atleast one earning hand.

Mr Omar also promised that the NC after coming to power will fill the 40,000 posts lying vacant in various government departments through a fast track recruitment drive.

He said the party will re-start the process of recruitment of youth in the Police department by sending the Director General of Police to remote areas as was being done during the previous NC government.

He said the party will also lower the qualification bar for appointment of constables in Police department and Class IV category to middle pass and not matric as imposed by the PDP-Congress government.

''I promise minimum curtailment of electricity and people friendly power tariff. Besides, NC government would focus on providing clean drinking water and better road connectivity to all villages'', he said.

Mr Omar said his party, unlike the PDP and Congress, does not believe in hollow slogans and false promises and as such he and his colleagues will never make promises that the party cannot live up to.

He said our state has a great potential in agriculture, horticulture, tourism and handicrafts sectors and NC after coming to power will give a boost to these sectors.

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