Sovandeb Chattopadhyay says his remarks on 'unemployment' was misinterpreted
Bengal minister Sovandeb Chattopadhyay clarified his controversial remarks that students are becoming 'educated unemployed' after passing Class 10. While speaking at an event in Kolkata, Bengal, on Saturday, June 4, the senior minister said that all students have turned into educated unemployed.
Talking to India Today, the senior minister stated, "What I have said was not clarified properly. I said in the 60s when I graduated, I also didn't get a job. I have seen now nobody goes for jobs like hospital management or hospitality management. Now, boys are not interested in job-oriented education. That is what I wanted to mean. After passing Madhyamik High School and graduation, they are coming for jobs but not opting for trade-based jobs".
"Unemployment is a common issue throughout the world now. Mamata Banerjee is creating more job opportunities in the MSME sector. It is not possible for any government in the world to give employment to everyone. If that was possible, everybody would get government jobs. They should have to go for trade-based jobs," he added.
Reacting to this controversy, BJP MP and party state president, Sukanta Majumder, said, "Sometimes the truth comes out of your mouth. This is the nature of human beings. Sovon Deb Chatterjee unconsciously said the truth. This is the reality of the state. People are jobless, which is why they are moving out of Bengal. And Bengal is supplying migrant labourers, engineers and scientists to the rest of the country".
West Bengal minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay, on Saturday, sparked outrage when he said that students who have passed secondary examinations are 'educated unemployed.
Days after the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education declined the Madhyamik result, Chattopadhyay stated, "Nearly 12 lakh students appeared for Madhyamik. As many as 86 per cent of students qualified. All turned into educated unemployed."
Another Bengal minister, Firhad Hakim, who was also present on the occasion on Saturday at Netaji Indoor Stadium said, "I was present there with Sovondeb Chatterjee. He tried to say if you study MA you have to study B.ed or M.ed, then there is some option for jobs. Sovondeb Chatterjee did not say there were no jobs. The Modi government has increased unemployment by 47 per cent across the country. There are no new job opportunities in the country due to inflation."