Agnipath scheme has left youth in a lurch: AAP’s Himachal chief
The Himachal Pradesh unit of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday demanded that the Agnipath recruitment scheme be rolled back.
Addressing a press conference, AAP’s state president Surjeet Thakur said that the Agnipath scheme was neither beneficial for youth nor the armed forces and should be scrapped immediately. “The scheme is not in the interest of country and its security set up. It is a cruel joke on the youth who prepare for years to join the army.”
“The launch of the new scheme and the cancellation of all the recruitment drives has left the youth of the state in the lurch besides hurting the sentiments of serving soldiers and ex-servicemen. The AAP will not allow the army to become a puppet of the government and if needed will launch a stir against the decision,” he said.
Responding to a question, he said that arson across the country after the launch of the scheme was very worrisome. “The government and administration should take strict action against those who were involved in the violence.However, if their anger has spilled onto the road, the BJP-led union government is to be squarely blamed as it introduced such a badly conceived scheme,” he said.
The accused, Ashu, a resident of Panipat’s Nara village, killed the victims, reportedly his friends, between 8pm and 4am and travelled around 60km from the first crime scene in Matlauda of Panipat to Titawi in Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli. The victims are Sonu, 26, who was working with a private contractor in a cement factory, and his two friends -- Monu, 25, of Nara village and Rakesh, 27, of Bhalsi village.
The Delhi government introduced the Happiness curriculum in 2018, Entrepreneurship mindset curriculum in 2019 and the Deshbhakti curriculum last year with the aim of inculcating problem-solving approaches among students and making them more self-aware, self-confident and socially responsible.
While the LG appreciated the work done at Indraprastha and Pul Prahladpur, he was displeased at the drainage system at Minto Bridge, flagging “technical flaws” in the drainage system and warned that engineers concerned “will be held responsible and strict action will be taken in the event of waterlogging at the site.”
BJP leader Sudhir Mungantiwar said the MLAs were informed about the election process for upcoming election for Speaker’s post. “They were told that the election will be held through a voice vote or they may have to stand up to vote for their candidate if asked,” said Mungantiwar.
The weather department classifies rainfall between ‘trace’ and 2.4 mm as ‘very light rainfall’, as ‘light rainfall’ when it is between 2.5 mm and 15.5 mm, as ‘moderate’ rainfall when it is between 15.6 mm and 64.4 mm and as ‘heavy’ when it is over 64.5 mm in a single day.