Amid the nation-wide protest to the Centre’s Agnipath scheme, Mahindra Group chairman Anand Mahindra on Monday announced that his company will recruit Agniveers.
Taking to Twitter Ananda Mahidnra said, “Saddened by the violence around the Agneepath program. When the scheme was mooted last year I stated-& I repeat-the discipline and skills Agniveers gain will make them eminently employable. The Mahindra Group welcomes the opportunity to recruit such trained, capable young people.”
After the Agnipath scheme was announced, protests erupted in various states including Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Haryana, Telangana, Odisha, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Jharkhand and Assam. As the agitation intensified in some places, protestors went on the rampage setting trains on fire, torching vehicles and damaging both private and public properties.