Saturday 25 June 2022 | PNS | Dehradun
In protest against the Agnipath scheme for recruitment in armed forces, the Uttarakhand Congress would hold protests in all parts of the state on June 27.
The state media in charge of the Congress party, Rajiv Mehrishi said that the protest would be held on the call given by the Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president Karan Mahara. Terming the Agnipath scheme as a deceit with the youngsters dreaming to serve the armed forces of the country, Mehrishi said that the Congress party has decided to hold protests in all parts of the country on the issue. He said apart from breaking the morale of the youngsters the Agnipath scheme aims to destroy the long standing tradition of the armed forces of the country. He said that massive protests are being held in all parts of the country including Uttarakhand against the scheme. The youngsters are agitated because the Union government has foisted the scheme without any consultation.
Mehrishi said that the Congress party has been protesting against the scheme from day one on the grounds that it is against the interests of the country and the glorious traditions of the armed forces. The All India Congress Committee (AICC) had staged a peaceful protest at Jantar Mantar on June 20 against the scheme. Mehrishi said that the PCC President Karan Mahara has asked all congressmen to hold protests in all 70 assembly constituencies on June 27. The Congress leaders and workers would hold Satyagrah on the day from 10 am to 1.00 pm. All the leaders including the party MLAs and party candidates in the recent assembly elections would take part in the protest.