Protests against ‘Agnipath’ Cong is pouring fuel to fire: CM Bommai

Pramesh S Jain & Dr B Thomas (Special correspondent

Congress is pouring fuel to fire all over the country.Dharna being staged by Khanapur MLA is proof for it,Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said.

Speaking to media persons,Bommai said, “Agnipath is a novel scheme.The system of inducting youth for military training is prevalent all over the world.

If the youth get into military training at 17-21 years,they would get many opportunities after their stint in the military.

They would be inducted into paramilitary forces. The scheme has been launched to have a young military and having well trained, fit population.

The Union government is likely to address the apprehensions of those who have already written the exam.

But violence and arson,setting fire to trains is unpardonable.Passengers are being inconvenienced, public property is being destroyed.

This is a politically motivated act.People will see understand this very soon,Bommai said.

Replying to a question about protests against textbook review, Bommai said,we will consider the suggestions of former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda and the seers with an open mind.

We have not made it a prestige issue.We are ready to rectify the mistakes if there are any objections.

We have immense respect for the veterans who toiled for the development of the country and the state,historical kings, renowned litterateurs.

There will be no compromise on according them high respect.We are ready to go to any extent to teach the young generation about these great achievers,” Bommai said.

Preparations for PM’s visit

All the preparations for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s two day visit to the state are complete, Bommai said.