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National News
If voted to power Congress will fill all govt posts lying vacant: Rahul
 
Bargarh (Odisha: Lamenting that Odisha has become an "unemployment centre" under the BJD government, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi Friday promised to fill the 1.5 lakh government posts lying vacant in the state if his party returns to power after the elections. He claimed that both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had failed to provide jobs to the unemployed youths in the state. "Can anyone present at this meeting claim that they have been provided a job by Modi or Patnaik," Gandhi asked at a public meeting here. "Odisha has become the centre for unemployment and its youths are migrating to other places in search of jobs. What has Naveen Patnaik done for providing employment to youths," Gandhi asked.

"If voted to power, the Congress will fill all vacant posts, including 30,000 posts of teachers and 5,000 posts in medical services," he said. He also promised to waive farm loans, hike MSP for paddy to Rs 2,600 per quintal, build cold storages, set up food processing units near agricultural fields and other facilities for farmers. During his previous visit to Korapout on March 8, Gandhi had promised free education for girls, marriage assistance for poor girls and steps to ensure passage of women reservation bill in Parliament.

Wooing the people of Odisha, Gandhi said if elected, the Congress government will leave no stone unturned to ensure development of the state and welfare of its people. Steps will be taken to emulate the Chhattisgarh development model in Odisha, he said. "In Chhattisgarh, the Congress had promised to set up food processing units and cold storages near farmlands for development of farmers. We already have initiated works in this regard. I have inaugurated a food processing unit recently. "Whatever we have done in Chhattisgarh, can also be done in Odisha for which we need your support and votes in the upcoming polls," the Congress president said.

Lashing out at the 19-year-old BJD government in Odisha, Gandhi said Patnaik had promised to set up cold storages, provide irrigation facilities and set up food processing plants across Odisha, but he did "nothing". Gandhi said the Congress government in Chhattisgarh has already waived farm loans and provided Rs 2,500 per quintal MSP for paddy and returned unused land to farmers. The Congress chief also accused Patnaik of being "involved" in chit fund and mining scams and alleged that the chief minister is "remote-controlled" by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Gandhi said stern action will be taken against those involved in corruption these scams in Odisha and elsewhere if Congress comes to power.

He also ridiculed the functioning of the Odisha government and alleged that a handful of bureaucrats are running the state where the voice of poor, farmers and Dalits are not heard. Simultaneous polling will be held in Odisha for its 21 Lok Sabha seats and 147 Assembly constituencies in four phases on April 11, 18, 23 and 29.


We have to hug each Kashmiri, create new paradise: Modi
Azad, Ahmed Patel meet Chidambaram in Tihar jail
DRDO, Air Force successfully test-fire ''Astra'' missile
NGOs receiving substantial financing from govt come under RTI Act, says SC
PM to visit Narmada dam on b'day to mark highest water level feat
Bribery case: CBI inspector surrenders before ACB
Centre should release funds for MP flood relief: Scindia
21 Indians killed in 2,050 ceasefire violations by Pak this year: MEA
Dearth of quality people in north India: Labour minister on unemployment
Will implement NRC in Haryana, says Khattar
One nation-one language will never be a reality: Jairam Ramesh
My govt committed to the welfare of peasants & also to promote industry: Mamata
Amend Constitution to ensure use of Indian languages in SC, high courts: Paswan
Pakistani troops shell security posts, villages along LoC in JK's Poonch
No 'preraks', only coordinators for Congress: Sonia
Fresh restrictions imposed in parts of Srinagar
With tears in her eyes, Lalu's estranged daughter-in-law storms out of house
16 "corrupt" officials dismissed from Odisha govt job
Red Corner Notice against Nehal Modi
Cong plans massive agitation from Oct 15-25 on economic slowdown
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
'Game of Thrones' prequel series about Targaryen clan in works at HBO
 Los Angeles: HBO is moving ahead with yet another prequel show to its smash-hit series "Game of Thro  
It was intimidating directing Farhan, says Shonali Bose
Biopic on Steve McQueen in the works at Wonderfilm Media
'Face/Off' reboot in the works
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Netanyahu''s rival Gantz says he should be PM in unity government
 Jerusalem: Benjamin Netanyahu''s main challenger Benny Gantz on Thursday presented himself as the ne
Tunisia''s ex-president Ben Ali dies in exile
Israel election: Netanyahu trails by a seat with majority votes counted
MODI Pak refuses India''s request to open airspace for PM Modi citing ''situation in Kashmir''
KERALA NEWS
Government to rebuild Palarivattom flyover
 Thiruvananthapuram: The state government has decided to demolish and rebuild Palarivattom flyover as
CM demands PSC questions in Malayalam
Tipplers guzzle Rs 487 crore worth liqour during onam
candidate selection for Pala by-election is an internal matter of KC(M): Chandy
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