Agnipath protests: Top leaders, including Congress MP and general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, held a “satyagraha” at Jantar Mantar in solidarity with the youth opposing the Agneepath scheme.
The protest against the Agneepath scheme, which was announced by the central government on Tuesday, continued throughout the week and elicited various reactions from various political leaders.
Meanwhile, top leaders including Congress MP and General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra held a “satyagraha” at Jantar Mantar in solidarity with the youth opposing the Agneepath scheme.
Agnipath protests: Here are some of the key responses:
Government not working for poor and youth but for big industrialists: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, speaking in Congress’s ‘Satyagraha’ in support of the Agneepath protest, accused the government of working not for the poor and youth but for big industrialists.
He told the protesting youth, recognize the ‘fake nationalists’, the whole country is with you in your struggle. Gandhi appealed to them to protest peacefully and assured his party of full support on the issue.
Youth opposing Agneepath scheme oblivious to its benefits: Muraleedharan
Union Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan on Sunday said the youth opposing the Agneepath scheme are those who are unaware of the benefits as well as the Indian armed forces and urged them to withdraw from the movement.
The youth need not be apprehensive about the plan to recruit youth in the age group of 17-and-a-half to 21 years in the Army, Navy and Air Force on short-term contract basis for four years, Muraleedharan told reporters here. , He said the youth were protesting without knowing about it.
Agnipath protests: PM forced youth to walk on ‘firepath’ of unemployment: Rahul Gandhi
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he has forced the youth to walk on the ‘firepath’ of unemployment by repeatedly giving false hope of jobs.
He also said that 16 crore jobs were to be created in eight years, but the youth only had the knowledge to “fry pakodas”. In a tweet, Rahul Gandhi said, “The Prime Minister has forced the youth of the country to walk on the ‘firepath’ of unemployment by repeatedly giving false hope of jobs.
The former Congress president said, “16 crore jobs were to be given in eight years, but the youth only got information about frying pakodas.” He said that only the Prime Minister is responsible for this condition of the country.
Take back ‘Agneepath’ to avoid repetition of agricultural laws: Sachin Pilot
Congress leader Sachin Pilot on Sunday urged the government not to be “stubborn” and immediately withdraw the new military recruitment scheme Agneepath for wider consultation to avoid a recurrence of the agriculture law episode.
“It has nothing to do with the opposition. This is a genuine complaint of the youth. They (government) should listen to their voice and not be stubborn in making, reviewing and revising their decisions, but for now they have to take it (plan) back,” the pilot, who is himself a captain in the Territorial Army, said. Told. “They (government) took a year and a lot of political compulsions to withdraw the agricultural laws. This is even more serious, which involves the future of the youth, and they should put an immediate stop to this policy,” said the former Union minister.
Agnipath protests: Is MGNREGA-like step for educated youth or ‘hidden agenda’ of RSS: Tejashwi Yadav?
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav said on Sunday that there were many doubts in the minds of the youth regarding the scheme and demanded its withdrawal.
Addressing a press conference here, he asked whether it was an MGNREGA-like initiative for educated youth or there was a “hidden agenda” of the RSS. Yadav also appealed to the youth to peacefully protest against this scheme.
He asked why Prime Minister Narendra Modi silent is on the whole matter. He said that the government talks of ‘One Rank, One Pension’ but has come up with the scheme of ‘No Rank, No Pension’.