Agnipath: Bihar Burning, But BJP And Nitish Kumar’s Party Fighting: Prashant Kishor


Bihar Burning, But BJP And Nitish Kumar's Party Fighting: Prashant Kishor

Protests have been occurring in opposition to the brand new navy HR scheme ‘Agnipath’

New Delhi:

Election strategist Prashant Kishor has waded into the controversy surrounding the brand new navy recruitment scheme ‘Agnipath’, particularly the violent protests in Bihar, the place the BJP and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (United) are in energy in an alliance.

Mr Kishor, who was sacked by Mr Kumar as his celebration’s No. 2 in 2020, pointed on the new friction between the 2 alliance companions over assaults by ‘Agnipath’ protesters on BJP leaders’ properties in Bihar.

“For Agnipath, there needs to be agitation, not violence and sabotage. The individuals of Bihar are bearing the brunt of the battle between JDU (Janata Dal United) and BJP. Bihar is burning and the leaders of each the events are busy sparring and counter-alleging one another as a substitute of fixing the matter,” Mr Kishor tweeted.

Bihar’s BJP chief, whose house was vandalised by ‘Agnipath’ protesters, yesterday criticised the Nitish Kumar government over what he known as insufficient efforts to cease violent protests within the state. Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Renu Devi’s house and a number of other BJP workplaces had been additionally vandalised by the protesters.

“Once we known as the hearth brigade, they stated fireplace vans will come provided that the native administration officer permits it,” a visibly upset Mr Jaiwal advised reporters yesterday, alluding to inaction by state officers to forestall the assault at his house in Bihar’s Bettiah city on Friday. “We’re a part of the state authorities alliance, however one thing like this has not occurred wherever within the nation, it’s taking place solely in Bihar. As a pacesetter of the BJP, I condemn this incident and if this isn’t stopped, it will not be good for anybody,” the Bihar BJP chief advised reporters.

Mr Kumar’s celebration took notice of the BJP chief’s aggressive warnings. JD(U) MP Rajiv Ranjan shot again on the alliance accomplice for unnecessarily blaming the JD(U) over the protests.

“The central authorities took a choice. There are protests in different states too. Younger individuals are involved about their future, so that they got here out to protest. In fact violence isn’t the way in which. We will not settle for violence. However the BJP must also hear to what’s worrying these younger individuals, their issues. As a substitute, the BJP is blaming the administration. What would the administration do?” Mr Ranjan stated in a video assertion, including a “annoyed BJP is blaming the administration over its lack of ability to comprise the anger of the protesters.”

The protests, in the meantime, continues in some states, probably the most intense being in Uttar Pradesh, Telangana and Bihar. The centre has introduced a number of concessions amid the protests. There will probably be a ten per cent quota in Defence Ministry jobs, unfold throughout the Coast Guard and defence civilian posts, and all of the 16 defence public sector undertakings. This reservation could be along with current reservation for ex-servicemen.

On high of all this, the federal government introduced 10 per cent reservation for ‘Agniveers’ within the Central Armed Police Forces, or CAPFs, and the Assam Rifles, which comes beneath the Defence Ministry.



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