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Centre weakening armed forces with 'new deception', will have to take back Agnipath scheme: Rahul Gandhi

By Jasleen Kaur -- June 22, 2022 6:01 pm -- Updated:June 22, 2022 6:02 pm

New Delhi, June 22: Accusing the BJP-led Centre of weakening the armed forces with "new deception", Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said the government would have to withdraw the Agnipath recruitment scheme and the party was with the youth in the agitation to save the future of the country.

In a tweet, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi alleged China's forces were sitting on Indian land and said the defence forces should be strengthened. He attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Agnipath recruitment scheme, which allows youth to serve in the armed forces for a period of four years.

Centre weakening armed forces with 'new deception', will have to take back Agnipath scheme: Rahul Gandhi Centre weakening armed forces with 'new deception', will have to take back Agnipath scheme: Rahul Gandhi

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"China's forces are sitting on Indian land and the real patriotism is in strengthening the armed forces, but you are it with new deception. In this struggle to save the future of the country, we are with the youth. I am saying again, you will have to take back Agnipath scheme," he said.

Centre weakening armed forces with 'new deception', will have to take back Agnipath scheme: Rahul Gandhi Centre weakening armed forces with 'new deception', will have to take back Agnipath scheme: Rahul Gandhi

The Congress held a 'Satyagraha' at Jantar Mantar in the national capital on Monday to protest against the Agnipath scheme and the ED summoning Rahul Gandhi in the National Herald case.

A Congress delegation had met President Ram Nath Kovind on June 20 and submitted a memorandum which urged the government to withdraw the Agnipath scheme, hold wide consultations and address issues of quality, efficiency and economy, without compromising on the welfare of the armed forces.

Centre weakening armed forces with 'new deception', will have to take back Agnipath scheme: Rahul Gandhi Centre weakening armed forces with 'new deception', will have to take back Agnipath scheme: Rahul Gandhi

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-PTC News

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