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Central govt acting like a copycat; must withdraw Agnipath scheme: Deepender Hooda

Hooda said that the Agnipath scheme will weaken the defence forces and has disappointed youths who aspire to join the forces.

PTI Written by: PTI Jaipur Updated on: June 26, 2022 15:06 IST
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Members of Students Federation of India (SFI) and Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) stage a protest against the Agnipath scheme, in Kolkata. 

Highlights

  • Congress' RS MP from Haryana Deepender Singh Hooda attacked govt over Agnipath scheme
  • Hooda called govt a copycat, for exporting ideas from foreign nations
  • He addded that the Agnipath scheme will weaken the defence forces

Congress party's Rajya Sabha MP from Haryana Deepender Singh Hooda on Sunday attacked the Union government over Agnipath scheme for soldier recruitment, and called it a “Nakalchi Bandar”, or a copycat, for exporting ideas from foreign nations to draft policies here. “The government has taken the attitude of a 'Nakalchi Bandar', But this is Hindustan. Sometimes it gives the example of America in the context of agriculture laws and at other times talks about Israel in reference to military service,” he said at a press conference at PCC headquarters here. 

He said that the Agnipath scheme will weaken the defence forces and has disappointed youths who aspire to join the forces. “When the soldier's future is not secure, how will he be able to secure the borders,” he said. Hooda said that aspirants wake up at 4 am, and sweat it out in the ground, with a dream that they will get recruited in the military, but the Narendra Modi government has "crushed their dreams." 

He addded that when agriculture laws were being opposed in the country, the government had cited the example of America, saying corporates there are engaged in agriculture sector in one way or another. “Now the example of Israel is being given with an argument that there is compulsory military service. But this is Hindustan. Situations in Israel and India are different,” he said, while demanding from the centre to withdraw the scheme.

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