Updated December 27th, 2023 at 09:10 IST

Rahul Gandhi's barb on Centre over Agniveer scheme, says govt destroyed dreams of countless youths

The Congress leader said that he is with the youths raising the issue of employment from the streets to the Parliament.

Reported by: Abhishek Tiwari
Rahul Gandhi with the youths of Bihar's Champaran. | Image:X/ Rahul Gandhi
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday, once again took the Agnipath scheme to launch a scathy attack on the BJP-led government at the Centre. Hitting out at the Union government, Gandhi said that the government has destroyed the dreams of countless youths by introducing the Agnipath recruitment scheme.

Pointing to the recent Parliament security breach incident, he said that he has always voiced his support for those raising the issue of unemployment from the streets to the Parliament.

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Agniveer scheme provides temporary recruitment, says Rahul Gandhi

The Congress leader, in a post on his Instagram handle, shared a photograph with a group of youngsters, saying that they are from Bihar's Champaran. In the post, he wrote in Hindi saying, "The government has destroyed the dreams of countless youths by cancelling the permanent recruitment process of the Army and the Indian Air Force under the guise of the Agniveer scheme, which was brought in to provide 'temporary recruitment'."

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"It is sad that the struggle of youths, who walked around 1,100 kilometres from the 'land of Satyagraha' Champaran to reach Delhi, has not been shown by the media. We are with the youths raising the issue of employment from the streets to Parliament," he said.
 

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Published December 27th, 2023 at 02:00 IST