The Supreme Court on Tuesday transferred petitions challenging the Agnipath military recruitment scheme to the Delhi court, saying that the mounting number of pleas within the matter are neither "desirable or proper".
The Supreme Court on Tuesday transferred petitions challenging the Agnipath military recruitment scheme to the Delhi court, saying that the mounting number of pleas within the matter is neither "desirable nor proper".
As for petitions pending before other high courts, the Supreme Court said the court should either give an choice to the petitioners to either have their petitions transferred to the Delhi tribunal or to stay their petitions pending with liberty to petitioners to intervene in Delhi supreme court.
Before the beginning of the Monsoon Session of Parliament, the Centre and Opposition were in a very huddle to debate the Agnipath scheme on July 11. However, the Opposition camp, which is now seeking an in depth discussion on the Agnipath scheme, clearly kept its demand on the problem before the central government.
According to sources, within the one-and-a-half-hour meeting with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Opposition MPs demanded that the Agnipath scheme be either withdrawn or sent to a parliamentary panel for further detailed scrutiny.
Senior BJP leader from Karnataka Basanagouda Patil Yatnal earlier said that those opposing the new military scheme, Agnipath, were anti-nationals.