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Assam govt’s promise of 1 lakh jobs in one year a sham: CPI(M)

Guwahati, May 9: The opposition CPI(M) on Tuesday alleged that the BJP-led Assam government’s promise of providing one lakh jobs in one year has been a sham with only about 70,000-75,000 candidates actually benefiting from it in over two years. Addressing a press conference here, Manoranjan Taluqdar, the sole CPI(M) MLA in the 126-member Assam Assembly, wondered how can providing jobs to only one lakh youth help in solving the unemployment problem of the state. “Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had promised one lakh government jobs whereas there are 22...