Angry job aspirants, who have hit the streets in Bihar to protest against the Centres newly introduced Agnipath scheme, said their dreams of joining the armed forces have been shattered with the announcement of the short-term contractual recruitment programme and urged the government to realise why job seekers are frustrated with it. The Centre must understand the pain that the unemployed youths of the country are going through, said Vikas Ranjan, one of the hundreds of job aspirants who have been demonstrating against the scheme.
Ranjan, a graduate of Patna College, also alleged that the short-term contractual employment programme is “nothing but a design to destroy permanent jobs in the armed forces”.
“When Prime Minister Narendra Modi talks about Atma Nirbhar Bharat (self reliant India), will this Agnipath help army job aspirants to become self-reliant? Protests are taking place not only in Bihar but almost in all states of the country,” Ranjan, who has been preparing for the competitive exams for the last seven months, told
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