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Posted on Nov 14, 10:02PM | UNI
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today categorically declared that both internal as well as external security of the country was not safe in the hands of the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre.
Addressing mediapersons on the sidelines of a state level function organised on the auspicious occasion of parkash divas of Lord Vishwakarma at Ramgarhia Girls college here, Mr Badal said due to the faulty policies of the Central Government ,states like Punjab were facing quantum of social and economic problems today.
He said the UPA had always projected itself as a favourable government for a common man (Aam Aadmi) but the recent exorbitant hike in fuel prices and other commodities at regular intervals just to benefit some big petroleum companies and industrial houses had exposed UPA as an anti-people government.
Mr Badal also blamed the Centre for centralising power, which was completely against the true spirit of federalism advocated in our constitution. The state governments were in direct contact with the masses and were being held accountable for the welfare of the general public so more power must be granted to the states, he added.
Blaming the callous attitude of UPA government for not taking any concrete step to safeguard the interests of the youth of the country through generating much needed employment potential, Mr Badal said the tall claims of the Centre could not resolve the issue of unemployment at the ground level.
Reiterating the firm commitment of SAD-BJP government for generating employment potential at local industrial level, he said in a bid to make our unemployed youths employable in a dignified manner besides enabling them to be consumed in the local industries their government had prepared a comprehensive plan to provide skill training to the Punjabi youths in different disciplines and for this purpose the government had signed an MoU with a German Government company to set up five Main Skilled Development Centers at Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Patiala, Bathinda and Amritsar with a chain of numerous sub- centres, where about one lakh youth would be trained every year in consultation with the local Industries.