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BJP has ‘damaged’ dream of lakhs of youth: Rahul Gandhi on Agnipath

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BJP has 'broken' dream of lakhs of youth: Rahul Gandhi on Agnipath


NEW DELHI: Attacking the BJP over the ‘Agnipath’ scheme, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Thursday stated the ruling get together has “broken the dream” of lakhs of youth to serve the nation and asserted {that a} storm will rise from their tears that may break Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “arrogance of power”.

Taking to Twitter, Gandhi posted a video of a younger man in tears expressing anguish over having misplaced the possibility to affix the armed forces.

“There has not been any recruitment in the armed forces for the last two years. 2018-19: 53,431; 2019-20: 80,572; 2020-21: 0; 2021-22: 0,” the previous Congress chief stated.

“By bringing ‘Agniveers’ on a four-year contract, the BJP has broken the dream of lakhs of youth to serve the nation. Such a storm will rise from these tears that will destroy the arrogance of power of the prime minister,” Gandhi stated in a tweet in Hindi.

Addressing Congress parliamentarians and legislators from throughout the nation who converged on the get together headquarters right here on Wednesday to precise solidarity with him after he was questioned by the Enforcement Directorate, Gandhi had alleged that the BJP authorities “which calls itself nationalist” was “weakening” the armed forces by means of the ‘Agnipath’ scheme.

He had additionally stated Modi should withdraw the navy recruitment initiative identical to he rolled again the farm legal guidelines.

Several components of the nation witnessed protests after the announcement of the scheme that seeks to recruit youths between the age bracket of 17-and-half years to 21 for under 4 years with a provision to retain 25 per cent of them for 15 extra years.

For 2022, the higher age restrict has been prolonged to 23 years.