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One who wants to serve country will never become Agniveer: Akhilesh Yadav

The SP chief, while addressing Ex-Servicemen Conference in poll-bound Mainpuri asserted that no one was given a job after the recruitment rally under the scheme in Uttar Pradesh’s Farrukhabad.

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Taking a jibe at the centre’s newly introduced Agnipath scheme once again, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday said that the one who wants to serve the country will “never want to become Agniveer”.

The SP chief, while addressing Ex-Servicemen Conference in poll-bound Mainpuri asserted that no one was given a job after the recruitment rally under the scheme in Uttar Pradesh’s Farrukhabad. The party has fielded the wife of Akhilesh Yadav, Dimple Yadav on the seat for the by-poll scheduled to be held on December 5.

“Recruitments were done in Farrukhabad, but no one got a job. The government is saying that it is saving the budget through these schemes, but when the country itself will not survive, how can the budget survive,” Akhilesh claimed.

Seeking the support of the ex-servicemen in the forces, the SP chief said that people believe them and that their support will have an impact on the people.
“I am hopeful that our party workers are working, our leaders are working hard and if you support us, there will be no worries for us. The people believe that when you say something, they trust you,” he said.

The Mainpuri seat, considered a stronghold of the Samajwadi Party, will be going to by-polls on December 5 which was mandated due to the demise of Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav on October 10 this year.

The party released a list of star campaigners for the by-poll which comprised of Shivpal Yadav, Akhilesh’s uncle and Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (Lohiya) chief. The other prominent names that are part of the list are Akhilesh, Jaya Bachchan, Azam Khan and others.

The result of the by-poll will be declared on December 8.