New Delhi, June 23 (KMS): Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has said that the BJP government is “weakening” the Indian armed forces through the ‘Agnipath’ scheme, and said Narendra Modi will have to withdraw the military recruitment initiative just like he rolled back the farm laws.
Taking a dig at the Modi government over the ‘Agnipath’ scheme, he also said those who talked about ‘one rank, one pension’ were bringing in ‘no rank, no pension’.
Addressing Congress parliamentarians and legislators from across India who converged at the party headquarters in New Delhi to express solidarity with him after he was questioned by the Enforcement Directorate, Gandhi said his questioning was an “unimportant” matter and the most important issue is of jobs.
“The spine of the country — small and medium industries — has been broken by the Modi government. I say to all those who train in the morning to get into Army, Navy and Air force that the prime minister has broken the spine of the country and this country will not be able to give jobs to its youth,” the former Congress chief said.
“…Prime Minister Narendra Modi has handed the country to two-three industrialists who cannot ensure jobs to the youth,” Gandhi said.
Now, they have “closed” even the last resort for the youth — to get into the armed forces, he said.
“When there is a war, results of this will be evident…They are weakening the army, it will harm the country, and they call themselves nationalists,” Gandhi said, attacking the government.
“I had said about farm laws that Modi ji will have to take them back and he did. Now, the Congress is saying Prime Minister Modi will have to withdraw the Agnipath scheme and all the youth are standing with us on this,” he said.