At a time when nationwide protests against the Centre’s newly launched Agnipath scheme have erupted, Prime Minister Narendra Modi remarked on Monday that while some policies may appear unjust at first, they will ultimately contribute in the nation’s development.
“At the moment, several choices appear to be unjust. Those decisions would help grow the nation over time,” Prime Minister Modi stated at a Bengaluru event. During his speech, he did not, however, make any direct references to the Agnipath programme.
This comes as the Army has issued a notice for soldiers to be inducted into the Agnipath military recruitment initiative. According to the Army, under the new paradigm, all job applicants would be required to register online on the force’s recruitment website, which will begin in July.
Meanwhile, due to the Bharat Bandh announced in parts of the country against the Centre’s new recruitment system, around 500 trains were cancelled on Monday. Over the last five days, the railways have experienced a significant loss of property owing to arson and violence by protestors.
Congress leaders sat on a satyagraha at New Delhi’s Jantar Mantar to show their support with armed forces hopefuls protesting the Agnipath plan. Some members of the Youth Congress were apprehended after blocking a train near Connaught Place’s Shivaji Bridge railway station. As the police have strengthened security across the city and its adjoining districts, traffic bottlenecks have occurred in several parts of Delhi.