Congress says Ramkishan a martyr, Manohar Lal Khattar says no

Rahul Gandhi along with senior leaders of the Haryana Congress were detained by the Delhi Police as they tried to meet Grewal’s family at the hospital

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published:November 5, 2016 6:04 am
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Controversy erupted during the passage of obituary resolutions in the Haryana Vidhan Sabha with the Opposition Congress demanding that the name of ex-serviceman Ramkishan Grewal be included in the list of martyrs whose death was condoled.

However, CM Manohar Lal Khattar said since he had committed suicide, his name could not be included in the martyrs’ list. Grewal, who had been among those protesting over the One Rank One Pension (OROP) issue, died after consuming poison in New Delhi Wednesday.

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Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi along with senior leaders of the Haryana Congress were detained by the Delhi Police as they tried to meet Grewal’s family at the hospital. They were also present at his funeral at Bhiwani on Thursday.

As the obituary resolutions were read out, Congress Legislature Party leader Kiran Choudhary said there was another martyr Ramkishan Grewal whose name should be added in the list of martyrs as he had died while fighting for a cause.

Responding to the demand, Khattar said, “The name cannot be added in the list of martyrs. It will set a wrong precedent. We have sympathy for the family. But the House cannot add his name as a martyr,” he said.

Leader of Opposition in Haryana Vidhan Sabha, INLD’s Abhay Singh Chautala, said since the CM had objected to the addition of Grewal’s name as a martyr, he should explain why the government had given Rs 10 lakh to the family and offered a government job.

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    arun dass
    Nov 5, 2016 at 3:34 am
    congress respects Osama as OSAMA-JI , congress supports Desko tukda karanewala Kanheya , congress goes to stan and asks for their help to remove PM-Modi , congress asks for evidence of Surgical Strike ..........it is natural he is trying call a congie worker-5 years army experience-mentally weak-coward man who might not have seen border in his life , as VETERAN !!!
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      Ashok Mazumdar
      Nov 5, 2016 at 4:06 am
      He is A Suicide Bomber
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        Niladrinath Mohanty
        Nov 5, 2016 at 4:07 am
        How does Ramkrishan Grewal stand by the side of names of real martyrs like Bhaga. Jatin, Khudiram Bose, Bhagat Singh? Martyrs of olden days did not ask for allowance, pension and enhanced pension. The political parties have changed the meaning of martyrs.
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