Sachin Pilot On ‘Agnipath’ Row

The Congress is holding a ‘satyagraha’ in solidarity with the youth protesting in opposition to Agnipath scheme.

New Delhi:

Congress chief Sachin Pilot in the present day questioned the expenditure of Rs 20,000 crore on the Central Vista challenge and the Rs 8,400 crore custom-made plane for Prime Minister Narendra Modi amid the protests over the brand new navy recruitment scheme, Agnipath, that has seen large protests over the brand new navy recruitment scheme that has seen offended mob set fireplace to trains and harm public properties in at the least eight states.

The federal government “should not be cussed” and will roll again the ‘Agnipath’ scheme, senior Congress chief Sachin Pilot stated.

The brand new scheme was introduced on Tuesday to carry down the typical age of personnel and cut back pension expenditure for India’s 1.38 million-strong armed forces.

Criticising the transfer, Mr Pilot stated that the federal government ought to have reconsidered tasks like Central Vista Avenue. “If the federal government needed to scale back pension payments, then there have been different methods too. The 2 planes purchased for Prime Minister may have been prevented. The federal government should not have constructed the Central Vista. The best way the federal government needed to take again the farm legal guidelines authorities, it should take again the Agnipath Scheme,” Mr Pilot stated at a protest held by his celebration in Delhi.

In 2020, two custom-made B777 aircraft, estimated to price round Rs 8,400 crore, had been delivered by Boeing to fly Prime Minister Narendra Modi and different high Indian dignitaries.

The Congress is holding a ‘satyagraha’ in Delhi in solidarity with the youth protesting in opposition to Central Authorities’s Agnipath Recruitment Scheme.

Protests broke out in varied elements of the nation after the federal government introduced the brand new scheme on Tuesday. In some locations, the protests turned violent as trains had been set on fireplace.

One individual died in Telangana’s Secunderabad because the protests in opposition to the newly introduced navy recruitment coverage unfold to the southern state. The protests are already happening in eight states, together with BJP-ruled Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Bihar, the place BJPis a part of a coalition with Nitish Kumar’s Janta Dal (United).

As many as 340 prepare providers had been affected on Friday resulting from youth’s agitation in opposition to the lately launched Agnipath recruitment scheme.

In a bid to pacify the protesters, the House and Defence ministries on Saturday promised new 10 per cent quotas every in jobs for ‘Agnipath’ recruits after their four-year tenure within the armed forces. Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri stated that the PSUs underneath his housing and petroleum ministries are additionally engaged on plans to induct ‘Agniveers’.

The centre indicated that different departments too had been working within the course after a number of BJP-ruled states like Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Assam introduced varied measures to encourage the youth to use underneath the Agnipath scheme and warranted them reservation.

The House Ministry has additional determined to offer 3 years of age leisure past the prescribed higher age restrict to Agniveers for recruitment in Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles.


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