‘Agnipath’ Scheme will leave youth jobless after four years, says TMC MP Shatrughan Sinha
By Our Correspondent, 21/06/2022, Agartala

The All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) MP Shatrughan Sinha on Tuesday slammed the BJP government at the centre and said that the ‘Agnipath’ scheme will leave youths jobless after four years.

The renowned film star and MP Shatrughan Sinha is in Tripura to campaign for the TMC candidates for the by-elections on June 23 next.

Addressing a press conference on Tuesday at Agartala Press Club Sinha alleged that the ‘Agnipath’ is a botched-up scheme.

“I am ashamed that BJP leaders like Kailash Vijayvargiya are saying such repressive stuff. What will happen to the 75% of Agniveers after four years? Private companies will wash their hands, because they will desire to hire experienced men, and not freshers,” he added.

He slammed the BJP government in Tripura and at the centre and alleged that the BJP is dividing the country into social and religious lines. “We do not want Tripura to be divided. My appeal is for the voters to support the Trinamool Congress as it is not just a party of the present, but also the future,” he claimed.

The MP said “The administration must maintain peace, but the BJP itself is fanning violence in the State. The Election Commission should look into the complaints of violence on party workers and members of the free press. Trinamool Congress has made a good beginning here and we should carry on this fight and defeat the divisive forces that are destroying India.”