NEW DELHI: Arvind Kejriwal, the Delhi chief minister, stated on Thursday that the youth's demand for protesting against the Centre's newly announced Agnipath scheme is justified.
Kejriwal said, it is not fair to limit the hopes of the country's youth to only four years. He urged the Centre to provide young people with the opportunity to serve the country for the rest of their lives rather than just four years.
On Thursday, as the country saw unrest and rallies in many states, Delhi's chief minister tweeted, "The federal government's new army recruiting system is being slammed across the country. Young people are extremely enraged. Their demands are reasonable. The Army is the pride of our country, and our youth desire to devote their entire lives to it. Don't limit your goals to four years ".
"A request to the Centre that youths be given the opportunity to serve their country for the rest of their lives, not just four years. Those who have reached the age of majority should also be given an opportunity, as the Army has not recruited in the last two years "Kejriwal tweeted in Hindi.