OROP suicide: Arvind Kejriwal announces Rs one crore compensation for ex-serviceman’s family

Chief Minister had been detained by Delhi Police on Wednesday when he ried to meet the family of Grewal.

By: PTI | Bhiwani | Updated: November 3, 2016 6:38 pm
arvind kejriwal, OROP, ex-serviceman suicide, ram kishan grewal, soldier suicide, soldier cremation, bhiwani, haryana, kejriwal compensation, one crore compensation New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at Lady Harding Hospital after he was stopped at the hospital to meet the family of Subedar Grewal who allegedly committed suicide over OROP, in New Delhi on Wednesday. PTI Photo by Vijay Verma

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday announced a compensation of Rs one crore for the family of ex-serviceman Ram Kishan Grewal who had allegedly committed suicide over the issue of ‘One Rank, One Pension’ (OROP). Kejriwal made the announcement at Grewal’s village Bamla near her where he attended the army veteran’s cremation.

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Amid high drama, the Chief Minister had been detained by Delhi Police on Wednesday when he ried to meet the family of Grewal.

“I want the people to take his fight forward. We will fight till our last breath and snatch OROP from the Centre. Our soldiers deserve what is their due,” Kejriwal told reporters.

On allegations that AAP was politicising the issue, Kejriwal said, “Yes, we are doing politics. We are doing politics to grant our soldiers their rights while Modiji is doing politics to take those rights away.”

Under the AAP government’s compensation policy, the families of martyrs who are residents of Delhi are given Rs one crore.

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Kejriwal has been repeatedly urging Prime Minister Narendra Modi to implement the same across the country.

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi and other political leaders also reached the native village of Grewal, who had committed suicide by consuming poison at a park in New Delhi area on Tuesday evening.

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First Published on: November 3, 2016 2:36 pm
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    Rathna LK
    Nov 3, 2016 at 10:50 am
    Shri Arvind Kejriwal,it's a great gesture.There is more you could do to Delhi also. When you are elected for the second time it shows that people trusted in your leadership.I am a common individual and i feel bad when people like you are in the news for wrong reasons more often.
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      ARUN DASS
      Nov 3, 2016 at 10:38 am
      NOW AAP-KEJRI, RAUL HI (FAKE ) ,COMMIES ARE ALL UNITED LIKE THEY SYMPHATHIZED FOR DESDROHI KANHEYA AT JNU , TO MOURN THE SUICIDAL DEATH OF A CONGIE WORKER-A SARPANCH . WHY THAT FELLOW COMMITTED SUICIDE-THOUGH HE WAS GETTING MONEY AS PER OROP IMPLEMENTED BY BJP , REASON IS CONGRESS TEAM LEADERS LIKE RAUL .G WAS NOT PAYING THE REMUNERATION TO THIS CONGIRESS EMPLOYEE , RAUL WAS RELUCTANT TO SHARE HIS EARNING OBTAINED BY LOOTING OUR COUNTRY , THUS THE GREEDY WORKER COMMITTED SUICIDE ,...AND NOW KEJRI-RAUL-YECHURY ETC TRYING TO FOOL US BY FAKE PROPAA...AGAINST PM-MODI ..
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        Dr M
        Nov 3, 2016 at 11:37 am
        Such profligacy with public money will set an dangerous precedent where tragedies will get valued by compeive charity.He has already squandered enough resources on self promotion rather than development/welfare.
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          MysteryM
          Nov 3, 2016 at 5:15 pm
          cong ppl made big bucks, via scams, when in power.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;now kejri giving big bucks to lt;br/gt;cong ppl.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;thas how kejri using MY hard earned houseTax money...
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            MysteryM
            Nov 3, 2016 at 5:17 pm
            lakhs of Delhi ppl, suffering from:lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt; denguelt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;chiken gunyalt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;most hazardous polluted Delhi , on this mother Earth.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;all please give thank you, to kejri...
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              Satish Choudhary
              Nov 3, 2016 at 10:53 am
              This man is playing with the money if tax payers of Delhi. Just to make himself look a hero, he is throwing money here and there. Let him stop his cheap publicity stunts and do to Delhi what he got elected for.
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                Supriya Mehra
                Nov 3, 2016 at 9:20 am
                Sure the family needs no doubt government must, but is this same cartoon who announced award to Rohtak sisters too
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