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Agnipath protests: Congress holds Satyagraha at Delhi's Jantar Mantar against govt's new scheme

Congress MPs, its working committee members, and All India Congress Committee office-bearers took part in the Satyagraha that began at 10 AM at Jantar the Mantar on Sunday morning.

Vijai Laxmi Reported by: Vijai Laxmi New Delhi Updated on: June 19, 2022 12:02 IST
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Congress holds Satyagraha at Delhi's Jantar Mantar against govt's new scheme

Highlights

  • Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi turns 53 today
  • Congress held Satyagraha at Delhi's Jantar Mantar
  • Gandhi said youngsters are anguished and Congress workers should stand with them

Congress MPs and leaders sat on a Satyagraha at the Jantar Mantar in New Delhi today in solidarity with the youths protesting against the Agnipath scheme for recruitment in the armed forces. Youths across the country have taken to the streets against the contentious scheme, and incidents of violence have been reported from several cities and towns. Congress MPs, its working committee members, and All India Congress Committee office-bearers took part in the Satyagraha that began at 10 AM at Jantar the Mantar on Sunday morning.

Meanwhile, former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi turned 53 today. On his birthday, he appealed to party leaders and workers not to celebrate his birthday on Sunday. In a message to them, he said the youngsters of the country are anguished and are protesting on the streets and the Congress workers should stand with them. 

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"The youth are anguished. We should stand with them and their families at this time," the former Congress chief said, referring to the protests in several parts of the country against the "Agnipath' scheme for military recruitment. "I appeal to all Congress workers and my well wishers across the country not to hold any kind of celebrations on the occasion of my birthday," he said. "The prevailing circumstances in the country are worrying. Crores of youth are anguished. We should share the pain of the youth and their families and stand with them," Gandhi said in his appeal to his party colleagues.

The message was posted on Twitter by All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary (communications) Jairam Ramesh.

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