On the landmark decision on Wednesday, Parliament approved 10 per cent reservation to general category economically weak in government jobs and education. Just a day after this, Shiv Sena on Thursday questioned where will the jobs come from and referred the move as warned that if it is an election-driven.
In an editorial in Shivsena’s mouthpiece 'Saamana' party said, When those in power fail on the twin fronts of employment and poverty, they have to play the reservation card." It further questioned If this decision has been taken for votes, it will prove costly. After 10 per cent reservation, what about employment? Where will you get the jobs from?" it asked. In India, the population of those over 15 years of age is increasing by 13 lakh every month.
On job opportunities and job lost, editorial reads, "In the last two years, job opportunities have decreased instead of increasing and about 1.5 crore to two crore jobs have been lost due to decisions like demonetisation and GST implementation. There is a feeling of helplessness among youth. It further claims that In 2018, 2.8 crore people applied for 90 lakh jobs in Railways. Besides, for 1,137 positions in Mumbai Police, over four lakh people applied and many of the applicants had more educational qualifications than required.