“Centre Wants To Give Jobs To BJP Workers”: Mamata Banerjee Flames Agnipath Scheme

Mamata Banerjee

Youth in West Bengal would be given priority, according to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Kolkata: Mamata Banerjee, the Chief Minister of West Bengal, said that she had received a notice from the federal govt on the “Agnipath” recruitment programme demanding that she provide BJP employees jobs.

Addressing a gathering of supporters on Tuesday, the West Bengal CM said, “I received a letter (from the centre) in which they urged the state govt to give jobs to ‘Agniveers’ after four years. They want me to give jobs to BJP workers… Why should we?… First priority will be given to state youth.”

The “Agnipath” approach was developed in an effort to transform the way that the armed services are hired, and it was approved by the cabinet on June 14.

The Centre agreed to give a one-time waiver since the new military recruiting system was receiving criticism. On June 16, they stated that the upper age requirement for enrollment via the “Agnipath” initiative had been raised from 21 to 23 years old.

In a statement released in June 2022, the Ministry of Defence stated that the “Agnipath” scheme has been designed to enable a youthful profile of the armed forces.

On Wednesday, Chief Minister Banerjee voiced her displeasure over the execution incident in Udaipur on Twitter.

She wrote, “Violence and extremism are UNACCEPTABLE, no matter what! I STRONGLY CONDEMN what happened in Udaipur. As law takes its own course of action, I urge everyone to maintain peace.”

As per sources, the victim, a tailor, had reposted a social networking post in solidarity with Nupur Sharma, a former BJP spokesman who had made inflammatory statements about the Prophet Mohammad.

This gruesome murder of theĀ tailor in Udaipur triggered outcry all through the state, and on Tuesday the Rajasthan administration declared that section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code will be imposed in all regions for the next month.

This Tuesday, all internet services were pulled off throughout the state.

Rajendra Bhatt, the divisional commissioner for Udaipur, urged the public to uphold peace.

A Special Investigation Team (SIT) was launched by the state government to look into the problem. The SIT is composed of the Additional Director General of Police (ADG), Ashok Kumar Rathore from the Special Operations Group, Prafulla Kumar from the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS), the Inspector General of Police (IG), and two officials with the rank of Superintendent of Police (SP) and Additional SP.

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