Nagaland Congress holds rally against Agnipath scheme, questioning of Rahul Gandhi
Dimapur, June 20 (EMN): The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) on Monday held a rally to protest the Agnipath scheme launched by the Central government, and the Enforcement Department’s (ED) “unabated harassment” of Rahul Gandhi.
A flag-march, led by NPCC president K Therie, started from the District Congress Committee (DCC) office to New Market – Dhobinala.
Therie said the protest is to show that the NPCC is against the Agnipath scheme and make it known to the people of Nagaland.
On the issue of ED questioning Rahul Gandhi, he reiterated that the National Herald is a private organisation, and it does not involve the government.
While saying that corporate laws apply to everyone, he asked why they were trying to find faults “on anyone but only Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi?”.
“We want to let the people know that the Enforcement Department under the guidance and directive of Modi is doing everything to divert the attention of ‘his issues’,” he stated.
On the recently launched Agnipath scheme, where youths will be enrolled and employed for only four years and with a provision to retain 25% of them, he asserted that they would lose their education and future. “We are saying this is not acceptable,” he said.
“Our people need a welfare government which will provide permanent jobs, job security, pension security and life security,” he added.
He further accused the BJP of ignoring the welfare of people.
“Therefore, the BJP MPs, if they are sensitive to the welfare of our people, they themselves should bring down Modi,” he added.
“We have diverse culture, language, customs, traditions that need to be united to have a peaceful India nation but BJP do not understand that,” he said.