Providing Govt job alone can not solve unemployment, Manik Sarkar advocates 'alternative approach'

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Agartala , Sep 29, 2023, ENEWSTIME Desk

The problem of unemployment will not be solved solely through Government recruitments as the issue is interwoven with the problems in agricultural sector, industrial sector and other parameters like falling purchasing power of common people, commented Former Chief Minister of Tripura and CPIM Politburo member Manik Sarkar in Agartala on Friday.

Sarkar presented the 'alternative approach' regarding unemployment while addressing an event organised by the Youth wings of CPIM Tripura unit in Agartala today.

According to his 'alternative approach' the solution lies in addressing the core factors of different related sector - the policies of the Government.

Raising demand for employment is not just an agitation by some unemployed youth, he asserted and added, it is movement to unite the youths and create public opinion against the ruling party. 

Close on the heels of the Prime Minister's initiative of distributing appointment letters to news recruits in government jobs, Manik Sarkar's assertion bears significance.

So long, even in today's programme other speakers like CPIM State secretary Jiten Choudhury and DYFI leaders slammed the government for its 'failure' in providing government jobs. 

Many times, Leftists blamed the ruling Central Government for not filling up the posts lying vacant with various departments. 

However, today veteran CPIM leader commented that new recruitment by the government alone will not be able to solve the unemployment issue and he connected problems like centralisation of agricultural lands etc with the unemployment. Although he did not mention PM's appointment letter distribution initiative, but it is clear that Sarkar stroke a transformative step in Leftists' view on unemployment after the PM's initiative.

Leftists always criticized Central Government's agricultural and industrial policies - no matter whether it is the Congress or BJP in power. 

However, advocacy of the 'alternative approach' may be the new tool of the Leftists as the changing political tactics to counter the Government job fair event.