NEW DELHI: Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday claimed that the departments under him have provided employment to one crore youths since the NDA government came to power in May 2014.
The minister, however, did not provide any data to support his claim. Speaking on the sidelines of an event to mark the 50th foundation day of WAPCOS, a public sector undertaking under the ministry of water resources, he said he was in the process of collecting data and statistics to support his claims.
His remarks came at the time when the opposition parties are attacking the Centre on the issue of employment generation and criticising PM Narendra Modi over his claim that his government had created lakhs of jobs. “What the PM has said is absolutely correct. My departments generate a lot of direct and indirect employment. One crore youths have been given employment,” he said.