Shivajinagar, 18th June 2022: An agitation was organized by the West Maharashtra Youth Congress today to protest against the ‘Agnipath’ scheme announced by the Union government for army recruitment and also against the Enforcement Directorate (ED) action against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. The activists of the Youth Congress shouted slogans and expressed their anger against the Modi government in front of the city office of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
The agitation took place under the leadership of Maharashtra Youth Congress State Vice President Shivraj More, General Secretary Prathamesh Abnave, and Youth Congress City President Rahul Shirsath. Hundreds of activists including State General Secretary Snehal Doke, Aniket Navale, Jaideep Shinde, Akshay Jain, Secretary Aniket Argade, Satara District President Amit Jadhav, Pune City Vice President Saurabh Amarale, Akshay Mane, Dhanraj Mane were present on the occasion. Finally, Shivajinagar police arrested the protesting activists.
Shivraj More said, “Modi government is misusing investigation agencies including ED. It is working to oppress the opposition. It is very dangerous for democracy. The ‘Agnipath’ scheme is a ploy to push millions of children into the abyss of the contract with the goal of joining the army. We demand that this plan be scrapped.”
First of all, Abanave protested against the Modi government and demanded that the ‘Agnipath’ scheme should be cancelled in time as it would cause great loss to the youth and the country. Rahul Gandhi is constantly raising his voice against the mismanagement of the Modi government.
BJP workers also became aggressive due to agitation in front of their office. Youth Congress and BJP activists were shouting slogans against each other. Supporters of Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi chanted slogans against each other, which created tension in the area. Eventually, the police intervened and appealed to the activists of both parties to remain calm. However, to cover the activists, the police finally arrested the Youth Congress activists.