The Narendra Modi government has come under fire for overpromising and underdelivering. Many of the initiatives introduced by the government to empower the people of India did not work or were less efficient than the government portrayed it to be. A recent report submitted by a parliamentary standing committee underlines the fact that the funds allotted to these grand schemes were not utilized effectively, and in fact, only 21 percent of the promised funds were used for the implementation of the schemes.

The Modi government, however, denied these claims, reiterating that the projects are a work-in-progress and that they cannot be blamed for using fewer funds before their completion.

This remark drew criticism when the Indian Twitterati pointed out that the Modi government has always been in a denial mode.

One user on Twitter pointed out that the Centre did not accept the failure of demonetization, it did not see the reality of jobs, banking scams, and farmer crisis.

“Denial of demonetization failure, denial of farmer crisis, denial of Bank crisis, denial of jobless growth — It's a worrisome feature of Modi that he stays in deep denial despite the tough reality in front of him,” the user tweeted.

Job cuts

New reports claim that India has become the most jobless country with a daily loss of 550 jobs.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had promised two crore jobs. However, the unemployment rate in India has only skyrocketed, leaving more than 31 million people in India jobless.

“The Indian youth are not interested in Modi's Mann Ki Baat unless he does some Job Ki Baat,” a user posted on Twitter.

“Jobs were indeed Modi's central agenda in 2014. However, now that he has also understood that he is a failure, his central agenda is now how to polarize the voters,” pointed out another user.

Another youth pointed out that the young Indians are heterogeneous in linguistic and religious backgrounds. But they are united by the desire to be gainfully employed. “This unity will topple the Modi government and crush his arrogance,” he said.

Citing the reality of the job market, some pointed out that even the world's biggest firms like IBM and Genpact have been severely hit by the fall in Indian economy. These companies now tread carefully on the Indian soil, as they move forward with fewer recruitments and more job cuts to survive in India.

Stating that Modi government has failed to create employment opportunities as promised before the 2014 election, Bhupendra Singh Hooda, former Chief Minister of Haryana, said that software companies have retrenched nearly 40,000 employees during the last one year.

Almost 120 companies have been forced to lay-off their working employees just in order to meet their costs. Moreover, the hiring has also been reduced significantly after demonetization.

“From textiles to IT, every sector, except one has seen job cuts during the last four years. The real-estate sector has given more employment as the people have no other sector to work for now,” a citizen shared on Twitter. Telecom was one of the fastest growing sectors during the Congress regime but rapidly lost its sheen due to Modi's lop-sided policies resulting in over 1,50,000 job loses, pointed out another user.

A new batch of graduates

In addition to the 31 million unemployed as of February 25, the country will see a spike in demand for jobs as a fresh batch of college graduates enters the workforce in May. However, the number of jobs created in the financial year 2018 is an estimated 600,000.

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