Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar promises 1 lakh jobs in 2 years

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Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today said the government would provide jobs to one lakh youths in two years. He exhorted the youths to develop skills so that they could get jobs in big companies.

He was addressing a gathering in Kachwa village after inaugurating development works worth Rs 351.81 crore for Kachwa, Pundrak and Dabri villages.

“We have presented a Budget for the common man after taking suggestions from all sections of society,” Manohar Lal Khattar said. He said his government had given jobs to around 80,000 youths in the past five years.

He said the government would provide Rs 80 crore to each Assembly segment for the development. He said local residents would chalk out plans for development.

Expresses concern over ineligible BPL card holders

Kurukshetra: The Chief Minister on Sunday expressed concern over ineligible BPL card holders. He was addressing a gathering on the occasion of Maharaja Shoorsaini Jayanti.

He called upon the people to come out of the BPL category so that the government could have more funds for welfare schemes.

“People owning good houses and cars also have BPL cards. If we ask them to give these up, they will show resentment. Many families not having BPL cards are struggling to run their houses,” he said.

Those with annual income up to Rs 1.8 lakh will be covered. The aim should be to come out of this category so that the government has more funds for more people and remaining categories,” he said.

Leaders of the Saini community demanded that the creamy layer ceiling should be raised to Rs 8 lakh on the pattern of the Centre.

Khattar asked the gathering whether the government should provide benefits to the economically weaker sections or those doing well financially.

They demanded a plot for a hostel and library and a nursing college. “I am not the Chief Minister. The common man is the Chief Minister and we will make all efforts to fulfil all demands,” he said.

Earlier in the day, Khattar inaugurated the head office of Haryana Kala Parishad. The office had been shifted from Chandigarh to Kurukshetra.

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