Former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday criticised Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath's claim that people from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh deny employment to youth of his state.
On Monday, after taking an oath of office, MP CM announced government incentives to industries which give 70 per cent of their jobs to the youths of his state and added that people from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh get employment in Madhya Pradesh at the cost of the local population.
Samajwadi Party supremo Yadav termed the suggestion "wrong".
"We used to hear such things from Maharastra, where it is being said why North Indians come here, do business and take jobs. Similar voices came from Delhi. Now it's from MP," Yadav said in Lucknow.
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When asked about farmers' loan waiver decision in MP, Yadav said, "A one-line order has been passed for this. They have decided to waive off loans up to Rs 2 lakhs. It is a good decision, but our party is of the opinion that the entire loans of farmers should be waived off."
It is pertinent to mention here that he and BSP supremo Mayawati were not present during the oath taking. When asked about the reason, he denied commenting on the same.
(With inputs from PTI)