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Amit Shah defends Bandaru Dattatreya's 'jobless growth' remark, says Make in India will create jobs

Mumbai: BJP national president Amit Shah on Saturday defended union minister Bandaru Dattatreya's remark that economic growth was not translating into more employment, saying, job creation in tourism and aviation sectors was not factored in by the latter.

File image of Bandaru Dattareya. Image courtesy: PIB

File image of Bandaru Dattareya. Image courtesy: PIB

In his reaction to Dattatreya's statement, Shah who was speaking to reporters in Mumbai said, "The investment made in various sectors, including through programmes like Make in India, is bringing in more funds and would create jobs.

"In case of labour minister's remarks, the data he had did not have details of job creation through tourism and aviation sector."

Dattatreya, who holds labour portfolio had on 31 May in Mumbai conceded that the growth of the economy was not translating into more employment.

He had also said that a taskforce has been set up to compile figures of jobs generated in the last three years.

Shah also gave a reference of Mudra bank, which at the national level has helped seven crore youth get different types of jobs.

"As many as 7.64 crore youths have got employment through Mudra bank. The loan amount that is disbursed by the bank varies from Rs 10,000 to Rs 10 lakh. These people turned from job seekers to job-generators," he said.

It was said that nationalisation of banks then (Indira Gandhi period) would help the poor but it never worked out. On the other hand, BJP government has extended loan to people without any guarantee through Mudra bank, Shah said.

Updated Date: Jun 17, 2017 19:35 PM

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