The idea is to ‘expose the true face of the BJP’.
Lucknow: In an attempt to make a strong political statement, the Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh will be opening ‘PM Pakoda Training Centres’ across the state for unemployed, educated youths. The idea is obviously to fry the BJP image!
The first centre was opened in Bareilly on Sunday and more are on the way. The ‘centre’ in Bareilly was actually a makeshift stall set up in the party office in an open space where the youths were shown how to make pakodas. A banner that fluttered in the air, proclaimed this as a ‘centre’.
The other centres will soon come up in a similar fashion in other districts. The youth wings of the Samajwadi Party are the driving force behind this campaign. “Since Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a television interview that a person selling ‘pakodas’ should also be considered employed, we decided to help generating employment by training educated youths in the art of making pakodas,” said SP spokesman Ata-ur- Rehman. The Samajwadis have invited youths holding degrees like M.Tech., Ph.D., M.Com. and MBA to learn how to make pakodas. The party has engaged a group of expert cooks who excel in the art of making these fritters.
“Pakoda-making is an art and we did not realise this until the Prime Minister said so. We have unemployed youths who can get trained in this art and then make a living for themselves by setting up makeshift stalls outside the houses of ministers,” he said. Another SP youth leader said that once the youngsters get trained, they would sell pakodas outside VIP guest houses.