Kirti Chakra awardee’s mother meets Rahul Gandhi, hopes he ‘does something’ about Agnipath scheme

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Lucknow: The parents of Kirti Chakra awardee, late Captain Anshuman Singh, met Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi, and said that they were confident that he would do something about the Agnipath scheme issue...

The soldiers mother and father, Manju Singh and Ravi Pratap Singh, met Gandhi in Raebareli early Tuesday...

Manju, the soldiers mother, spoke to the media after the meeting with Gandhi, and said that the facilities that her family had received after her sons death were all in accordance with the rules of the Army...

However, she criticised the governments Agnipath scheme, which stipulates a four-year military service with an extension option of four additional years.Only 25 percent of Agniveers are selected to join as permanent soldiers in the Armed Forces...

Workers informed Rahul ji that paper leak, unemployment and inflation were the biggest issues for the public, along with the concerns of employees, and that old pensioners are feeling a tax burden, an Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee leader said.. Gandhi also paid his respects at the Shaheed Smarak, dedicated to those who had lost their lives in the 1921 farmer massacre in Raebareli..

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