Congress organises a ‘satyagraha’ to protest BJP authorities’s Agnipath short-term recruitment scheme
Congress organises a ‘ satyagraha’ to protest BJP authorities’s Agnipath short-term recruitment scheme
Drawing a binary between the “real nationalist” and “fake nationalists”, Congress basic secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra exhorted the younger to get up to the truth of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) authorities. She was talking at a “ satyagraha” organised by the Congress in opposition to the Agnipath scheme for short-term recruitment to the defence providers, and in solidarity with nationwide protests in opposition to the scheme on the nationwide capital’s Jantar Mantar on Sunday.
Addressing the youth, she mentioned, “You dream about getting recruited in the army. A job that will help you take care of your family and the country. There is no bigger patriot than you. And I would say that you must keep your eyes open to recognise the fake nationalists and fake patriots.”
She mentioned it was improper to say that Agnipath scheme was an impulsive resolution. Ms. Vadra added that this scheme, like many others, was a pre-meditated plan of the BJP authorities that may “kill the youth” of the nation and “finish the army”. The BJP authorities is just not working for the individuals, she mentioned, alleging that every one its schemes have been aimed to profit a choose few “friends” of the occasion.
Recognise this authorities and their intentions, Ms. Gandhi mentioned. “Use the democratic, peaceful, non-violent truth to demolish this government. Your aim must be to install a government that is made up of real nationalists, who keeps the country’s wealth intact and takes it forward,” she added.
Over 60 Congress leaders are functionaries participated within the protest. Heavy deployment of police and paramilitary forces was seen on the protest web site. The entry and exit factors to Jantar Mantar have been blocked. No Congress employees have been allowed on the web site, leaving the leaders chatting with cameras relatively than an viewers.
Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi was not current on the protest. In a tweet in Hindi, he mentioned that the federal government had promised 16 crore jobs in eight years, however the youth had solely bought information on “frying pakoras”. “By repeatedly giving the false hope of jobs, the Prime Minister has forced the youth of the country to walk on the ‘Agnipath’ of unemployment,” he mentioned.
Earlier within the day, a bunch of Congress leaders spoke in regards to the scheme. Rajya Sabha MP Digvijay Singh mentioned that the Modi mannequin of governance is definitely a mannequin of governance by way of “contract”. He mentioned that in Gujarat even the police was employed on contract foundation and that is precisely need Prime Minister Narendra Modi was extending to the Indian armed forces.
Congress chief from Rajasthan Sachin Pilot rejected the BJP’s allegation that the countrywide protests had been prompted by the Opposition. He as an alternative blamed the federal government for protecting the nation on a everlasting boil. The varied amendments that the federal government was compelled to herald the face of countrywide protests, Mr. Pilot mentioned, clearly confirmed, that the federal government didn’t assume issues by way of. “I am confident that just like the government had to roll back the three farm laws, this recruitment policy too will have to scrapped,” Mr. Pilot added.
Congress chief from Haryana Deepender Hooda mentioned that when a younger boy trains early within the morning, his dream is to develop into a military jawan not an ‘Agniveer’.
Odisha MP Saptagiri Ulaka accused the Prime Minister of taking a unilateral resolution. “I am sure that Mr. Modi did not speak to the army chief or Defence Minister Rajnath Singh before announcing such a policy,” Mr. Ulaka mentioned.