Agnipath Recruitment Scheme: Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai Lauds Move to Raise Age Limit of Candidates, Thanks PM Modi

Agnipath Recruitment Scheme: Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai Lauds Move to Raise Age Limit of Candidates, Thanks PM Modi

Bengaluru, June 17: Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Friday lauded the Union government’s decision to raise the age limit of candidates for recruitment under the Agnipath scheme from 21 to 23 years.

“This proves that the government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji is sensitive to the needs of our people. It will benefit a large number of youth,” Bommai said.

He added, “They will march gloriously on the path of service towards motherland and carve a bright future for themselves. I thank the Prime Minister on behalf of the youth of this country.”

“As the recruitment process for armed forces was affected for the last two years due to Covid-19, Modi ji has relaxed the upper age limit for recruitment through Agnipath scheme in the first year of recruitment from 21 to 23 years,” the Chief Minister said on Twitter.

The tweet by Bommai has received a mixed response on social media. Agnipath Recruitment Row: Youth Burn Tyres, Vandalise Bus in Chhapra in Protest Against the New Recruitment Scheme of Indian Army; Watch

A section of Twitter users supported the message while others demanded scrapping of the scheme.

(The above story first appeared on Fresh Headline on Jun 17, 2022 04:50 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website freshheadline.com).