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Nw : Caste row hits Agnipath, Centre denies

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Unique Delhi: Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday rejected the Opposition’s allegations that, for the main time in the country, caste certificates are being requested from the Agnipath aspirants.

“It’s impartial appropriate a rumour. The earlier design, existing since the pre-independence abilities, is going down. No trade has been made. The primitive design is being persevered,” talked about Mr Singh.

A senior Navy official talked about that the requirement for aspirants to submit caste certificates and, if required, faith certificates was repeatedly there. “There are no longer any adjustments to the Agniveer recruitment blueprint on this regard,” talked about the official.

Earlier, several Opposition leaders had alleged that the Navy was the utilization of caste as a part for recruitment under the Agnipath blueprint. Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Tejashwi Yadav and AAP’s Sanjay Singh launched a appealing assault on the manager, whereas JD(U) chief Upendra Kushwaha and BJP MP Varun Gandhi also tweeted a purported doc linked to the recruitment exercise to inquire the want for a caste certificates and raised concerns.

The RJD chief alleged that the “extraordinarily casteist executive of the Sangh (RSS) at the Centre” will now behold at Agnipath recruits’ caste and faith whereas discharging 75 per cent of them.

“When there may per chance be no reservation in the Navy, then what’s the want for a caste certificates,” Mr Yadav requested, tagging the purported Navy doc that sought caste and spiritual certificates among assorted documents from the candidates.

“The BJP executive of the RSS runs away from the caste census but asks Agniveers who will lay down their lives for the country about their caste,” he talked about.

AAP’s Sanjay Singh in a tweet talked about that for the main time in India’s historical past, candidates had been requested to masks their caste in the Navy recruitment and requested if High Minister Narendra Modi does no longer defend in tips dalits, backwards and tribals eligible to attend in the armed forces. “The cheap face of the Modi executive has reach out in entrance of the country… Modi ji, you would also simply enjoy to create ‘Agniveer’ or ‘Jaativeer’,” he tweeted in Hindi.

RJD MP Manoj Jha had submitted an adjournment behold to keep up a correspondence about what he termed the “disastrous implications” of the Agnipath blueprint moreover “the denial of alternatives” in the railways to hundreds of job aspirants.

Closing month, the manager launched the Agnipath blueprint, a short-term recruitment format in the armed forces.


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