BJP ‘shattered’ the dream of hundreds of thousands of young people: Rahul on Agnipath

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Mr Gandhi also said that Prime Minister Modi will have to withdraw the military recruitment initiative, just as he canceled the agricultural laws.

Mr Gandhi also said that Prime Minister Modi will have to withdraw the military recruitment initiative, just as he canceled the agricultural laws.

Attacking the BJP over the Agnipath project, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said the ruling party had “shattered the dream” of hundreds of thousands of young people to serve the country and claimed a storm will rise from their tears that will break ‘Prime Minister Narendra Modi’. the arrogance of power”.

Taking to Twitter, Mr Gandhi posted a video of a tearful young man expressing his anguish at having lost his chance to join the armed forces.

“There has been no recruitment into the armed forces for two years. 2018-19: 53,431; 2019-20: 80,572; 2020-21: 0; 2021-22: 0,” the former congress leader said.

“By bringing ‘Agniveers’ on a four-year contract, the BJP has shattered the dream of thousands of young people to serve the nation. Such a storm will rise from those tears that will destroy the arrogance of the Prime Minister’s power,” said said Mr Gandhi in a tweet in Hindi.

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Addressing congressmen and lawmakers across the country who converged at the party headquarters in New Delhi on Wednesday to express solidarity with him after his questioning by the Law Enforcement Directorate, Mr Gandhi alleged that the BJP government “which calls itself nationalist” was “weakening” the armed forces through the “Agnipath” scheme.

He had also said that Mr Modi will have to withdraw the military recruitment initiative, just as he canceled the agricultural laws.

Several parts of the country have witnessed protests after the announcement of the scheme which aims to recruit young people between the ages of 17 and a half and 21 for just four years with a provision to retain 25% of them for 15 more years . For 2022, the upper age limit is raised to 23 years.

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