Agnipath protest high updates: Bihar burning however BJP and JD(U) are preventing, says Prashant Kishor
A have a look at the highest updates on protests in opposition to the Agnipath scheme:
- As protests intensified in opposition to the federal government’s new army recruitment scheme Agnipath, political strategist Prashant Kishor on Sunday criticised the Bharatiya Janata Party and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (United). The ruling alliance companions have focused one another after hundreds of males burnt practice coaches, broken public property and ransacked places of work within the state over the previous couple of days. “For Agnipath, there should be agitation, not violence and sabotage,” Kishore stated in a tweet. “The people of Bihar are bearing the brunt of the conflict between JDU and BJP. Bihar is burning and the leaders of both the parties are busy sparring and counter-alleging each other instead of solving the matter.”
- On Saturday, Bihar BJP chief Sanjay Jaiswal, whose home and enterprise institution in his residence city Bettiah in West Champaran district was attacked, blamed the JD(U) for vandalism. “Targeting people at the behest of the administration and torching offices of a particular party with police as mute spectators are unacceptable,” he stated. The BJP chief additionally warned that if such incidents proceed to occur, then it is not going to be good for anybody.
- JD(U) National President Lalan Singh stated the BJP had not consulted the occasion earlier than asserting the brand new hiring plan, The Indian Express reported. “They don’t realise a simple thing: that BJP leaders are being targeted because the party heads the government at the Centre,” he added. “In BJP-ruled states, why didn’t they get the police to fire [to curb protests]? Jaiswal seems to have lost his mental balance.”
- At a press convention on Sunday, Lieutenant General Anil Puri, further secretary with the Department of Military Affairs, stated the Agnipath scheme might be applied and there’s no query of a rollback. He additionally stated that these making use of have to offer an enterprise that they weren’t a part of any protest or arson that erupted throughout the nation.
- Puri additionally stated the Centre didn’t provide concessions for many who will serve below the scheme due to widespread protests. He insisted that the concessions had been already deliberate.
- Congress leaders sat on a “Satyagraha” at Jantar Mantar in Delhi in solidarity with the youth protesting in opposition to the federal government scheme. “There is no bigger patriot than you,” Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra instructed the aspirants for posts within the armed forces. “I want to tell you, open your eyes and recognise the fake nationalists and fake patriots. The entire country and the Congress are with you in your struggle.”
- Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin additionally opposed the Agnipath scheme, saying it was in opposition to nation’s curiosity. “Besides political parties, army officials who had served in national security for many years have said Army job is not a part-time one and that this will affect the force’ discipline and insist that this scheme is dangerous,” he added.
- In Bihar, Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Tejashwi Yadav requested whether or not this initiative was just like the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act or if there was a “hidden agenda” of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. He demanded that the scheme must be withdrawn and urged the protestors to peacefully exhibit.
- Job aspirants in Bihar urged the Modi authorities to grasp why the nation is witnessing unrest as a result of scheme, PTI reported. “This government at the Centre has lost the trust of youths who have been demanding jobs,” Abhisekh Singh, a defence aspirant, instructed PTI. “Our dreams have shattered with the announcement of the Agnipath scheme.”
- All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen chief Asaduddin Owaisi requested whether or not bulldozers could be used to demolish the homes of those that are protesting in opposition to the Agnipath scheme.