BJP government’s silence on job losses dangerous: Priyanka Gandhi

"Jobs of 10 lakh people working in the auto sector are in danger. People working in this sector will have to search for new job avenues," she said.
BJP government’s silence on job losses dangerous: Priyanka Gandhi

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Fridaycited a media report to claim that jobs of 10 lakh people in the automobilesector were in danger and asserted that the BJP government's silence on joblosses was "most dangerous".

Her remarks came after industry body ACMA on Wednesday saidaround 1 million jobs could be on the line if the prolonged slowdown in theautomobile industry continues.

Priyanka Gandhi tagged the media report on Twitter whichsaid auto parts industry is fearing that 1 million jobs could be at stake dueto the slowdown.

"Jobs of 10 lakh people working in the auto sector arein danger. People working in this sector will have to search for new jobavenues," she said.

"The silence of the BJP government on job losses,weakening trade and policies damaging the economy is most dangerous,"Priyanka Gandhi claimed.

The Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India(ACMA), which represents the auto component industry that alone employs around5 million people, has sought a uniform GST of 18 per cent for the entireautomobile sector in order to revive the vertical which has now witnessed 10months of continuous decline in sales.

ACMA president Ram Venkataraman had said considering thefact that the auto component industry grows on the back of the vehicleindustry, a current 15-20 per cent cut in vehicle production has led to acrisis-like situation.

"If the trend continues, the layoffs are inevitable andan an estimated 10 lakh people could be laid off," he said.

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