NITI Aayog CEO's Tweet Corners YS Jagan

NITI Aayog CEO's Tweet Corners YS Jagan

A tweet by a NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant about passing a legislation, which says 75% of jobs in state including private sector have to be reserved for local people, sparked a big debate on social media and it has put Jagan's government at the receiving end for playing away from pan-Indian market.

The CEO of Niti Aayog, Amitabh Kant, had on Sunday tweeted an article from Financial Express and highlighted the following lines, from the same article, in his tweet: 'Andhra Pradesh's quota for locals hurts federal spirit. "Constitution of India allows every citizen to work, live & move freely in the country. State barriers will impact investment, productive efficiency& uniform labour markets."- The Financial Express'

Even though it was a poll promise made by Jagan Mohan Reddy, the bill is attracting a controversy after Kant's tweet. Considering that this move is putting a barriers on Indians from other states, it certainly is attracting more criticism nationally. However, CMO's special secretary PV Ramesh made an attempt to clarify about the bill and wanted Kant to go through it: "With highest regards 2 u, ur comments & FE report r based on incomplete info. There is nothing in the Act that could hurt 'federal spirit'. While promoting interests of those 'domiciled' in AP, there are enough opportunities 4 those who are not. Read the Act & Rules being framed".

In the meanwhile, social media users are taking a swipe at this bill and a netizen on Twitter posed an interesting question: "Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai are the places where Andhra people get more jobs than their own state. Imagine their plight, if Karnataka, Telangana and Tamil Nadu too pass a similar law. You make more people unemployed than giving employment." Without any doubt, this is likely to become a subject of discussion in the days to come and may put Jagan in trouble.