Former Uttar Pradesh chief ministers Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav on Monday continued their attacks against the government and BJP over party leaders’ “comments” on Agnipath’s recruitment plan and plans. Calling it a “gross injustice”, Mayawati said the “sudden imposition” of the project was “affecting millions of young people and their families.” The BSP chief has linked the scheme to invalidation.
Meanwhile, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav said the youth’s “sense of hopelessness” and “fear for the future” were proving “fatal” to the country’s development. He said the government’s opposition shows that the BJP has lost its support base.
“Agnipath, the center’s new army recruitment plan, is concerned with the security of the country and the dignity and dignity of the soldiers, but it is very unfair for BJP leaders to make rhetorical and arbitrary statements. Mayawati must immediately stop compressing politics that will create confusion among the public and disturb the army, ”Mayawati wrote on Twitter.
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In a follow-up tweet, he said, “The new ‘Agnipath’ military recruiting scheme that has taken the country by surprise has been suddenly and suddenly being imposed by the government as a result of note invalidation and lockout. Millions of youths and their families are affected. The government should also avoid the arrogant attitude towards them.
Meanwhile, Akhilesh Yadav tweeted: “Frustration, frustration and fear insecurity about the future of the youth of the country is detrimental to the development of the country. It is the responsibility of the government to improve the present and shape the future of the country. Opposition to the BJP government is showing that the BJP has lost its support.
The government has introduced the Agnipath Recruitment Scheme on June 14, under which recruiters – known as ‘Agnews’ – will serve a four-year tour of duty, after which 75 percent will retire without benefits. The project has triggered massive protests across the country, with several incidents of violence reported from more than 10 states. A day after the government on Sunday said it would not withdraw the plan, several groups called for a nationwide bandh on Monday – Bharat Bandh.
As the protests escalate, several states have announced a reservation for ‘firefighters’ after four years of service in the armed forces. Meanwhile, some BJP-ruled states, including Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Karnataka, have given firefighters promises of employment in state departments.