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Rahul Gandhi uses Gadkari's 'Where are the jobs' remark to attack Modi govt

By Deepika

New Delhi, Aug 6: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday attacked the Modi government over the lack of employment.

File photo of Rahul Gandhi

Taking to Twitter, Gandhi wrote, "Excellent question Gadkari Ji. Every Indian is asking the same question." He also tagged a media report carrying Gadkari's remarks.

He was taking a dig at Road and Transport minister Nitin Gadkari, who had on Sunday said that reservation will not guarantee employment as jobs were shrinking.

Stating that reservation will not guarantee employment as jobs are shrinking, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari had said "Let's us assume the reservation is given. But there are no jobs. Because in banks, the jobs have shrunk because of IT. The government recruitment is frozen. Where are the jobs?" .

"The problem with the quota is that backwardness is becoming a political interest. Everyone says I am backward. In Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, Brahmins are strong. They dominate politics. (And) They say they are backward," the senior BJP leader said.

"So one school of thought is that a poor person is a poor person, he has no caste, creed or language. Whatever may be the religion -- the Muslim, the Hindu or the Maratha (a caste), in all communities there is one section which has no clothes to wear, no food to eat.

Nitin Gadkari made the remarks responding to reporters' questions on the ongoing agitation by the Marathas for reservation and similar demands by other communities in Maharashtra.

The Congress has been attacking the government, alleging that it had "failed" to provide jobs as promised by it before coming to power.

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