The Congress has launched a nationwide agitation to get the Agnipath scheme scrapped

Supports  the 1.5 lakh candidates who were dumped after selection for the armed forces.

Jammu, February 12 :  NSUI Jammu Kashmir  Launched  “Jai Jawan Movement” against the ‘Agnipath Scheme’ here today at JKPCC Office, Shaheedi Chowk Jammu. President JKPCC Shri Vikar Rasool Wani was the  Chief guest of the Program.

The function was organized by JKNSUI President Shri Ajay Lakhotra and attended by Former National President NSUI & Member CWC Mr.  Neeraj Kundan, PCC General Secretaries Narinder Gupta (Org) & Narinder Sharma, Chairman Social Media Dept. Jatin K Raina, I/C  PYC HQ Ricky Dalotra, Senior NSUI functionaries Bhavanyu Bhagat, Mehmood Kadri, Manas Gandhi, Javed Chauhan, Kamra  Mubaraz, Tarun Manhas and others.

Speaking on the occasion PCC Chief Vikar Rasool Wani said that the Agnipath scheme affected a large section of society, as the armed forces would not be in a position to protect the country ‘s vast borders , after some years. He said that country like India don’t want soldiers on contract. Only regular soldiers can save the country, adding that the armed forces already have three lakh soldiers less.  After 10 years, there will be only 10 lakh soldiers in India, out of which only three lakh will be regular soldiers. This will weaken our country. We will slip into slavery again.”, wani added.

He  said that  “Army veterans were not consulted and Agnipath is Modi’s brainwave. It has created a divide among soldiers and that’s why we are today launching the Jai Jawan Mission.

The young candidates who cleared examinations but were not given appointment letters are sitting in protest at Jantar Mantar.  “We will continue the agitation till we get justice for the 1.5 lakh young individuals and the Agnipath scheme is scrapped,” he said.  These candidates who were selected but not recruited had earlier met Rahul Gandhi and had been assured full support from the Congress.