In Independence Day Speech, MP Chief Minister Kamalnath Says Will Enact Law For 70 Per Cent Reservation For Locals

In Independence Day Speech, MP Chief Minister Kamalnath Says Will  Enact Law For 70 Per Cent Reservation For LocalsKamal Nath. Photo Credit: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images

Stressing that the state was facing a “big challenge” in creating jobs for the people in the state, Madhya Pradesh (MP) Chief Minister (CM) Kamalnath has claimed that his government will enact a law mandating 70 per cent reservation in industrial jobs for locals, PTI has reported.

The Congress leader was addressing a gathering at the state’s main Independence Day function when he made the statement. "We are going to enact a law to reserve 70 per cent jobs for people of Madhya Pradesh in the state's industrial units," he said.

"We very well know that investment needs to be attracted. Investments will only come when industrialists have faith in the government and get full support," Kamalnath added.

He also claimed that the government is working to setup industrial areas in all districts of the state and that the government has managed to attract investments worth Rs 6,158 crore in last seven months. He also said that the government is working to setup 1,000 cow sheds in the state.