BJP Nat'l Executive Committee lauds Agnipath, Centre's announcement of 10L jobs
With the economic and 'Garib Kalyan' (poor welfare) resolution presented in the BJP's NEC, every decision has been taken by the Narendra Modi government keeping in mind the poor people of the country. Of the two resolutions, one 'economic and Garib Kalyan' resolution was presented in the NEC meet by Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and supported by Union Minister Piyush Goyal and Haryana Chief Minister M.L. Khattar.
Manish Tewari supports defence reforms; Congress distances
Asserting that the party will oppose the scheme with all its might, Party General Secretary Jairam Ramesh said: "Manish Tewari, INC MP, has written an article on Agnipath. While @INCIndia is the only democratic party, it must be said his views are entirely his own & not of the party, which firmly believes Agnipath is anti-national security & anti-youth, bulldozed through without discussion."
Agnipath stir: Youth thrashed by Congress protesters in Rajasthan's Jhunjhunu
According to onlookers, the Congress had staged a 'dharna' as a part of a call given by leaders for all India protest against the Agnipath scheme launched by the central government for Indian youths. Amid the dharna, a young man came and sought permission to speak about the scheme. On being given a mike, he started counting the benefits of the scheme which irked the agitators. Khalil Budana, General Secretary of the District Congress Committee, snatched the mike from the youth and thrashed him up.
20 press conferences by Congress on Agnipath today
Calling it "Agnipath Ki Baat, Yuvaon Se Vishwasghat (Talk on Agnipath, Betrayal of Youth)", the party will hold the media interactions all across the country. The press conferences will be held at Shimla by Alok Sharma; Dehradun - Manvendra Singh; Chandigarh - Ranjeet Ranjan, MP; New Delhi- Shaktisinh Gohil, MP; Jaipur - Deepender Singh Hooda, MP; Ahmedabad: Alka Lamba; Mumbai - Supriya Shrinate; Bengaluru,
How serious is Mamata Banerjee about her oppn to Agnipath: question Congress, Left
According to the state Congress president in West Bengal and senior party Lok Sabha member Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, if she is serious about her opposition on this count, she would bring in a resolution against it in the state Assembly and get it passed as done by the Rajasthan government.
Agnipath row: Congress delegation meets President Kovind
"To register strongest possible protest against the vicious and unprovoked attack unleashed on Congress MPs by Delhi Police, which comes under the direct purview of Union Home Ministry, and ensure a time-bound enquiry by the Privileges Committee on the breach of privilege," was the second demand as mentioned by senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh in his tweets.
Rajasthan Council of Ministers passes resolution seeking repeal of Agnipath scheme
The meeting was held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot at the Chief Minister's residence here on Saturday. At the meeting, the Council of Ministers expressed concern over the nationwide protests against the Agnipath scheme. It was stated during the meeting that to maintain the dignity and prestige of the Indian Army, it is necessary to have skill, experience and stability in the force.