‘They are playing with youths’ sentiments’: Rahul Gandhi slams govt over Agnipath Scheme

‘They are playing with youths' sentiments’: Rahul Gandhi slams govt over Agnipath Scheme
‘They are playing with youths' sentiments’: Rahul Gandhi slams govt over Agnipath Scheme

Panipat: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday launched a scathing attack on the BJP-led government at the Centre over a host of issues, including the Agnipath scheme and GST.

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“The Modi government says that become Agniveer, take training for six months, work for four years in the Indian Army and then become unemployed for the rest of your lives. What kind of nationalism is this? They are playing with youths’ sentiments in the name of Agniveer,” the Congress MP said.

Gandhi claimed they are walking in the Bharat Jodo Yatra to protect the Constitution. “Farmer’s basic needs are diesel, petrol, gas cylinders but the current government hiked the rates of these things,” Gandhi said.

Gandhi on Monday said the Centre’s Agnipath recruitment process for the armed forces, currency note ban, and Goods and Services Tax (GST) policies were three policies implemented to instill fear in the public.

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Meanwhile, AICC general secretary Jairam Ramesh, who has been walking with Gandhi, attacked the Centre over the poor condition of roads in Maharashtra as compared to other states, including Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh, where they completed the yatra.

The Maharashtra leg of the yatra continued on Wednesday in Washim district.

The mass-contact initiative by the Congress party will travel 382 km through five Maharashtra districts before entering Madhya Pradesh on November 20. The Bharat Jodo Yatra will complete 3,570 km through 12 states before arriving in Jammu and Kashmir in January, covering a distance of nearly 150 days.

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