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Raipur: A Chhattisgarh Congress legislator has referred to as for a “Bihar-model protest” in opposition to the controversial Agnipath army recruitment scheme, triggering condemnation from BJP, which has demanded his derecognition for “calling for violence”.
Congress MLA from Bijapur, Vikram Mandavi, made the comment through the statewide ‘Satyagraha’ held by the ruling occasion in opposition to the Agnipath scheme on Monday. “The best way youths protested violently in Bihar ought to be replicated in different elements of the nation as nicely. We stand in opposition to the Angiveer scheme and help the youths. We’ll take to the streets for an illustration,” he mentioned.
A video of Mandavi’s speech was throughout social media very quickly, triggering outrage.
Chief of the opposition Dharamlal Kaushik mentioned, “I need to ask chief minister Bhupesh Baghel, is that this the Satyagraha of Congress? Is that this how Congress employees are skilled? Congress ought to be held chargeable for provocation of a violent protest and the occasion ought to compensate for the losses incurred.”
“Mandavi is selling burning of trains and damaging nationwide and public property. Isn’t he upsetting youths to get much more violent? This isn’t the character of a nationwide occasion. The legislator ought to be derecognized,” added Kaushik.
Congress spokesperson RP Singh mentioned Mandavi’s assertion was “misunderstood” and is being given a mistaken flip, arguing that the MLA’s intention was solely to register his protest in opposition to Agniveer scheme. “Everybody is aware of that the intensified protests have been primarily in states the place a significant chunk of the inhabitants joins the Military. Mandavi’s assertion is under no circumstances provocative however merely protesting in nature,” Singh mentioned.


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