Bhubaneswar: Activists of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), Odisha unit on Thursday held an agitation in front of the State Assembly in protest against the rising rate of unemployment in the State.
The protestors were stopped by police while they tried to march towards the Assembly.
Hundreds of activists, including Morcha president Tankadhar Tripathy, participated in the demonstration, which was blocked by the police near the last security barricade at the Lower PMG leading to the Assembly.
However, the Yuva Morcha activists made attempts to march towards the Assembly by breaking the security barricade following which police picked up the protestors.
The Morcha alleged that Odisha has topped the list in the country in unemployment rate due to utter failure of the Naveen Patnaik Government.
“Out of the 22.57 lakh unemployed youths who have registered their names with the employment exchanges between 2009 and 2019, only 26,450 persons have been able to get jobs thereby recording an employment rate of mere one per cent,” said Tripathy.
The Morcha activists also organised demonstrations in all the district headquarters across the State to put pressure on the Government to provide employments to the unemployed youths.