Agnipath a fraud on youths, govt should reconsider: Meghalaya Guv
Agnipath is a fraud on youths, govt should reconsider Meghalaya Guv. Meghalaya Governor Satyapal Malik on Sunday termed the ‘Agni Path’ scheme as a ‘fraud’ with the hopes of future soldiers. He said that those who retire without a pension after four years of service in the Armed Forces People will hardly be attracted to a marriage proposal.
Malik, who has also been the governor of Jammu and Kashmir, urged the government to “reconsider” the new scheme. Young men would be recruited as soldiers on a contract basis.
Meghalaya Governor Satyapal Malik on Sunday termed the ‘Agni Path’ scheme as a ‘fraud’ with the hopes of future soldiers.
“The young men of the future will be trained for six months, and they will have six months off. After three years of service, when they return home, they will hardly get any marriage proposal,” Malik said here. Told reporters. “The Agni Path scheme is against the youth of the future, and betrays their hopes.”
Malik, a resident of Baghpat, had come to Khekra village to offer condolences to the family of his friend Gajja Singh Dhama, who had recently died.
The governor said he had first raised the issue of farmers when the three were protesting against the now-repealed farm laws, and would now talk about the youth and their problems.
Asked by reporters if he should have resigned as governor before raising these political issues, Malik said sarcastically. If I were caught in the ‘trap’ of advisers like you, I would get to the location. “