Resolution tabled in Punjab Assembly against Agnipath scheme

Amritsar: Punjab CM and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Bhagwant Mann has moved a resolution against the Agnipath scheme brought in by the Central government in the Assembly on Thursday. This proposal has been moved by CM Mann during the Budget Session. According to it, the state government will place a demand before the Centre for immediate withdrawal of the Agnipath scheme.

Reading out the resolution in the Assembly, Bhagwant Mann said, "There were protests across the country due to the unilateral announcement of the Agnipath scheme by the Government of India. Protests were also held in Punjab against the scheme. Mann further said that the Punjab Assembly feels that the scheme will provide employment to the youth for only four years and later only 25 per cent will be made permanent. This scheme is neither right from the point of view of national interest nor in the interest of the youth. This will increase dissatisfaction among the youth. Many young people aspire to serve the country by staying in the army for a long time.

He further said that it is to be noted that more than one lakh soldiers of Punjab are serving the country by staying in the army and many people also lay down their lives in the service of the country. These young people take pride in serving the country by being in the army. These young people are known for their courage and sacrifice. However, this scheme is going to crush the dreams of the youth. There is a lot of youth who are dreaming of permanent jobs in the army.

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