Like farm laws, PM will have to take back ‘Agnipath’: Rahul

New Delhi, June 19 (KMS): Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has said that just as Prime Minister Narendra Modi had to withdraw the farm laws, he will have to accept the demand of the youth and rollback the Agnipath defence recruitment scheme.

Rahul Gandhi in a tweet said that for eight consecutive years, the BJP government has “insulted” the values of ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan’.

The Congress General Secretary, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in a tweet also stepped up her attack on the government over the Agnipath scheme and urged the Modi regime to understand the pain of the rural youth preparing for recruitment in the armed forces.

Rahul Gandhi said, “I had said earlier also that the prime minister will have to withdraw the black farm laws.” “In the same manner, he will have to accept the demand of the youth of the country by becoming ‘maafiveer’ and take back the ‘Agnipath’ scheme,” he said.

In a tweet in Hindi, Priyanka Gandhi said, “Understand the pain of the rural youth preparing for Army recruitment. No recruitment for the past three years. They have blisters on their feet due to running continuously, they are desperate.” Youths were waiting for the Airforce recruitment results and appointments, she said.

“The Government took away their permanent recruitment, rank, pension and stalled recruitment,” Priyanka Gandhi said. She also shared a copy of a letter she wrote to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in March over delays in recruitment in the armed forces. She had urged Singh to take necessary steps to ensure that the hard work of aspirants is respected.

In her letter dated March 29, Priyanka Gandhi had flagged the problems being faced by youths in recruitment in the armed forces.

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