Kangana supports Centre’s Agnipath scheme

Wednesday 22nd June 2022 07:35 EDT

Actor Kangana Ranaut has come out in support of the Centre’s Agnipath scheme, for the recruitment of soldiers in the armed forces. Drawing comparison to students attending Gurukul in the olden days, she said that the government scheme is “almost like that” but they are getting paid. Ranaut added that as a “shocking percentage” of youth are “getting destroyed in drugs and PUBG” they need these reforms.

Taking to her Instagram Stories, Kangana wrote, “Many nations like Israel have made army training compulsory for all their youth, few years every one gives to the army to learn life values like discipline, nationalism and what it means to guard your country’s borders.”

The Narendra Modi-led government’s Agnipath scheme proposes to recruit soldiers for four years and retire 75 per cent of them without pension and other social security benefits after the end of their term. Under the scheme, youngsters between 17.5 and 23 years of age will be recruited for the said period. While 75 per cent of them will have to take compulsory retirement, the remainder will continue serving. The announcement was met with violent protests in various parts of the country.

On the work front, Kangana will be next seen in ‘Tejas’, where she portrays the role of an Indian Air Force officer. The movie is scheduled to release later this year. She is also set to feature in ‘Emergency’, which is based on the life of later prime minister Indira Gandhi. Apart from it, Kangana is also coming up with ‘Tiku Weds Sheru’, which stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Avneet Kaur in the lead roles.

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