Arvind Kejriwal calls Modi govt ‘anti-army’

"Weak OROP, reduction in disability pension and now this. Isn't Modi government anti-army? They just milch army's sacrifices for political gains," Kejriwal said in a tweet.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 2, 2016 1:43 pm
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday attacked Modi government in Centre, calling it “anti-army”. He also slammed the Centre for giving “another” extension to the Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed to probe 1984 riots.

“Weak OROP, reduction in disability pension and now this. Isn’t Modi government anti-army? They just milch army’s sacrifices for political gains,” he tweeted.

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Kejriwal’s tweet came in response to a media report, which he quoted in his tweet, saying that the armed forces are upset with a letter issued by the Defence Ministry regarding their rank disparity vis-a-vis their civilian counterparts.

According to the quoted report, the Defence Ministry circular brings the rank of armed forces officers a notch down compared to their earlier status.

One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme aims to grant retired armed forces personnel pension parity with those retiring now.

Indian soldiers receive disability pension equal to their last drawn salary for 100 per cent disability. The government recently turned it into a slab system, which, according to critics, significantly reduced their pension.

The Defence Ministry later asked the Anomaly Committee of the 7th Pay Commission to continue with the old system.

In another tweet, Kejriwal also attacked the central government over the SIT investigating 1984 riots. “Extension after extension. Zero result till now. Obviously, there is no intention (to bring justice). Intention is to save culprits of 1984 riots,” Kejriwal tweeted, quoting another media report.

The media report said that the SIT set up by the Home Ministry has been given another extension till February 2017. The panel set up in February 2015 was initially granted six months to file report, but was later given two extensions.

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    Sampat
    Oct 27, 2016 at 8:11 am
    True. But he needs to be careful in making members and distributing tickets. AAP h become a short cut for all those willing to come into politics.
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      Chandu Shah
      Oct 26, 2016 at 4:15 pm
      And why should he?
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        Chandu Shah
        Oct 26, 2016 at 4:13 pm
        Delhites must have been drunk when they voted for this goon and his party.
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          Chandu Shah
          Oct 26, 2016 at 4:09 pm
          You are the greatest leader India has ever produced. The biggest ia the world has ever witnessed.
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            Mike
            Oct 26, 2016 at 1:48 pm
            Why does this kejri just stay focused on first taking care of Delhi. It appear s to me he is just a spoiled brat. Give me break. Tired of his rants and he is all over the place. No better things for him to do.
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              Kartar Singh
              Oct 26, 2016 at 11:14 am
              Hope PM will restore their status as .......Diwali gift...isn't...
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                Major
                Oct 28, 2016 at 4:54 am
                Army and its importance is coming in to light for wrong reasons. Their welfare and status is totally neglected but their velour and achievements are being used for as a vote gathering instrument. Infact most of the times they are use and throw stuff.
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                  MyTake
                  Oct 26, 2016 at 9:44 pm
                  Shame on IIT to have a man like AK to walk through its corridor for years!
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