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OROP row: Arvind Kejriwal, Rahul Gandhi conspiring to demoralise soldiers, says Naqvi

Ram Kishan Grewal, ex-servicemen, had come to the capital to protest against the government’s alleged backtracking on the implementation of the OROP scheme.

Updated: November 4, 2016 1:31 pm
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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Friday urged both Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi to stop indulging in “cheap politics” over the OROP issue. “These are the people who have always drawn political mileage by questioning on sensitive and security related matters. The nation knows how to answer these people. If we look at sequence of events, they first questioned on surgical strikes, they then created useless noise over the SIMI encounter, now they have racked up OROP issue,” Naqvi said.

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“These all are a part of a well-knit conspiracy. It is an effort to demoralise our soldiers. I believe those who indulge in such cheap politics, the people will give a befitting reply to them. The nation doesn’t function on the basis of such cheap politics,” he added.

Ram Kishan Grewal, ex-servicemen, had come to the capital to protest against the government’s alleged backtracking on the implementation of the OROP scheme.

The 69-year-old consumed poison even as he and four others accompanying him were waiting to meet Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar to submit a memorandum reiterating their demands on the OROP scheme.

The death of Grewal triggered an intense political battle between the BJP, Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, who was detained and released thrice since the suicide of Grewal, charged the Centre and Prime Minister Narendra Modi with promoting a form of dictatorship.

Kejriwal on the other hand, accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of lying to the entire nation about the implementation of OROP. He said instead of being sympathetic, the government told the police to beat Grewal’s family.

A group of ex-servicemen say the OROP scheme which was implemented by the government last year, fails to meet key expectations of soldiers.

One Rank One Pension has been a longstanding demand of the ex-servicemen, grants retired armed forces personnel pension parity with officers and soldiers of the same rank who are retiring now.

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  1. Baagad Billa
    Nov 4, 2016 at 8:58 am
    Kejriwal is more of a sympathizer than Delhi CM !
    1. A
      Nov 4, 2016 at 8:14 am
      Only Modi is right to ask vote for surgical strikes. If someone stands by those in need and suppressed by system then he is doing politics. Modi's feku raj is about to end very soon.
      1. A
        Nov 4, 2016 at 7:59 am
        It is advised both Congress party and AAP not to talk more on OROP as all ex-servicemen including Ram Kishan Grewal,who committed suicide know that it is Modi Govt that has accepted it and implemented as per BJP's promise made during Lok Sabha Election 2014. All Ex-Servicemen also know that it was Congress Party which never shown any interest about implementing OROP for last 40 years while Congress Party was in power at centre. Therefore, Rahul hi should utter or talk on OROP issue . Otherwise he will as usual become laughing stock in Public and before Ex-servicemen.
        1. S
          Nov 4, 2016 at 11:28 am
          isi puppets, dancing on porkis tune.