‘Lollipop of 4 years to create goons’, Mamata Banerjee on Agneepath scheme


New Delhi: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has expressed her views on Centre’s controversial Agnipath military recruitment scheme. In the meeting session on Monday (June 20), she stated, “Agneepath is definitely a venture to create a BJP cadre. They will assist to steal votes. Guard the occasion workplace. The BJP has really given this lollipop of 4 years to create goons.” The Centre, on June 14, introduced a brand new scheme of recruiting youth within the Army on contract foundation for 4 years.

Congress’ Satyagraha towards Agnipath scheme

Since the scheme’s announcement, there have been violent protests going on in numerous components of the nation. The Congress has additionally began a satyagraha towards Agneepath at Jantar Mantar in Delhi from Sunday (June 19). The ailing Sonia Gandhi, Congress’ interim President, prolonged help to the agitators from the hospital. This time, Bengal Chief Minister Mamata additionally criticised the Centre’s defence coverage within the meeting. 

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Mamata criticises Agnipath scheme, asks ‘Is BJP making a gangster?’

The Chief Minister has made her views clear on BJP leaders’ actions in a number of latest debates, starting from Nupur Sharma’s remarks to bulldozers, within the Assembly session on Monday. She criticised the Centre’s venture when the difficulty of Agneepath got here up. Mamata stated, “It is completely different if the Centre provides everlasting jobs to the youth. But Agneepath is definitely a four-year-old lollipop. Mamata’s query: “After 4 years, they are going to have the approval of firearms. What will they do after that? Is the BJP making a gangster?”

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Mamata rising as widespread opposition chief

Mamata’s title is rising as one of the favored faces of opposition events within the nation. Representatives of opposition events additionally attended a gathering known as by Mamata on the presidential candidate lately. In the meantime, there was curiosity about what Mamata’s place on Agneepath was.

On Monday, her stand was made clear within the meeting. She stated the BJP, which is in energy on the Centre, needs to create its personal cadre. Mamata had earlier questioned the surveillance of central forces throughout polling within the state. On Monday, she stated, “They will loot the BJP’s votes. The occasion will guard the workplace.’’

BJP chief’s controversial remark on Agniveers

On Sunday, BJP chief Kailash Vijayvargiya had stated that those that come out as ‘Agniveers’ will likely be appointed as guards of the BJP workplace later. Speaking at a BJP workplace in Indore, Kailash Vijayvargiya stated, “If I’ve to hold safety guards within the BJP workplace, I’ll give precedence to agniveers.” Mamata’s fears concerning the firebirs are in all probability a mirrored image of that remark. 

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However, when Mamata was making the remarks within the Assembly, Trinamool’s All-India General Secretary Abhishek Banerjee, referring to Kailash’s Agniveer remarks in Tripura, stated, “The BJP chief’s feedback on Agniveer are extremely condemnable, if any Trinamool chief had performed such a factor, he would have been expelled.”

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