APCC stages protests against Agnipath scheme

ITANAGAR, 27 Jun: The Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) on Monday staged protests against the Centre’s Agnipath scheme for recruitment into the armed forces, stating that the BJP-led dispensation was “playing around with the country’s security and the future of youth.”

Activists of the party, holding banners and placards flaying the scheme, criticised the BJP government for “subverting the longstanding traditions and ethos of the armed forces.”

APCC spokesperson Gyamar Tana said that the “ill-conceived scheme was introduced

by the BJP government without any wider consultations.”

“The BJP is playing around with India’s security and the future of the youths. The Agnipath scheme not just compromises our national security, it is also a cruel joke on our youth,” Tana said in a press statement.

He said that the Congress, “which has always fought for safeguarding national interests,” had on day one exposed the far-reaching impact of Agnipath on the national security and the morale of the armed forces.

“The Congress stands firmly with the youth and will non-violently seek the immediate rollback of the scheme by the NDA government,” he added.