By Our Staff Reporter
Dehradun, 27 Jun: A one day Satyagraha was held across the state in all assembly constituencies today led by PCC Chief Karan Mahra. MLAs, former MLAs and last time party candidates from all the assembly constituencies led the Satyagraha in their respective assembly constituencies.
PCC Chief Karan Mahra participated in the satyagraha programme held at Gandhi Park in Dehradun, which was led by Congress leader Lal Chand Sharma. Addressing the gathering on the occasion, Mahra termed the Agnipath scheme of the Modi government as a betrayal of the youth who dreamt of serving in the Indian Army. He claimed that the government is bent upon playing with the security of India and the future of the youth. He also alleged that the Modi government is trying to control the country like Hitler by enforcing anti-people decisions. He mentioned moves like demonetisation, GST and agriculture laws as some such steps.
Mahra added that the Agnipath scheme of the Modi government is aimed at destroying the long standing traditions and ethos of the armed forces and to break their morale, while also endangering the security of the country. He claimed that the youth of the country would return home empty-handed after serving in the army for four years. He described the Agnipath scheme as a gamble with the future of the youth of the country. He reminded that soon after the announcement of the Agnipath scheme by the Modi government, there were widespread protests in the whole country including Uttarakhand. There was huge resentment among the unemployed youth.
Senior Congress leaders including Jot Singh Bist, former MLA Rajkumar and party spokespersons were among those present on this occasion.