OROP suicide: Rahul Gandhi arrives at residence of Ram Kishan Grewal in Bhiwani

Apart from Rahul, TMC leader Derek O'Brien and former Haryana Congress leader Devender Singh Hooda also reached Bhiwani on Thursday.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 4, 2016 1:37 pm
Rahul Gandhi at Ram Kishan Grewal. ANI photo Rahul Gandhi at Ram Kishan Grewal’s residence. ANI photo

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday reached the residence of ex-serviceman Ram Kishan Grewal in Bhiwani, Haryana to attend his cremation ceremony. Grewal had allegedly committed suicide on Tuesday over the “non-implementation” of One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme. Grewal was part of the long-running protest by ex-servicemen at Jantar Mantar, demanding the “full implementation” of the OROP scheme. He had also written a letter to Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar about the same.

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Apart from Rahul, TMC leader Derek O’Brien and former Haryana Congress leader Devender Singh Hooda also reached Bhiwani Thursday. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is also expected to reach Grewal’s residence. Meanwhile, politics over his death and OROP became intense on Wednesday after Rahul Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia and other leaders were detained by Delhi Police as they tried to meet with Grewal’s family.

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On Wednesday morning, police prevented Rahul Gandhi from entering the hospital to meet the victim’s family and detained Sisodia at the premises. Later, police detained Gandhi, too, and took both leaders to the Mandir Marg police station. Kejriwal was detained later at the Lady Hardinge Hospital where Grewal’s body had been taken around 7.30 am for post-mortem. Kejriwal was confined in his car for hours outside the Lady Hardinge hospital before being taken to the R K Puram station — he was at the station until nearly midnight after . Gandhi was detained again later while trying to meet Grewal’s family.

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First Published on: November 3, 2016 11:00 am
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    Bharat
    Nov 3, 2016 at 7:21 am
    Pappu a real vulture - has nothing to contribute to society
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      Raymond
      Nov 3, 2016 at 7:36 am
      A stani like you is still feeling the pain of those strikes. Come out of it.
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        SubbuI
        Nov 3, 2016 at 9:29 am
        I REALY ADMIRE THE GREAT QUALITY OF THE RISING STAR OF INDIAN FUTURE POLITICS THAT HE MADE A POINT OF HOSSOLIDARITY WITH THE GRIEVED FAMILY RIGHT UP TO THE FUNERAL.I DON'T KNOW WHERE THE NATIONALISTS AND SUPER PATRIOTICTS BJP AND SANGH ELEMENTS GONE? PARRIKKER TO GOA FOR WEEK END ENJOYMENT COMBINED WITH DIWALI?lt;br/gt;NALAYAK NMODI CAN CONTINUE TO CARRY ON JAWAN KI KHOON KI I IRRESPECTIVE SUCH A SMALL INCIDENT.AFTER ALL A MAD FAUJI COMMITTED SUICIDE! Now Bakths are told to abuse and redicule RAHUL HI AT ALL A
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          SubbuI
          Nov 3, 2016 at 1:27 pm
          RAHUL IS GIVING NIGHTMARES TO BJP PEOPLE.THE MOMENT HE SNEEZE THEU HEAR THE THUNDER.THE MOMENT HE WINKS THEY SEE THE LIGHTENING. lt;br/gt;I CHALLENGE BJP AND SANGHI GUYS IF THEY HAVE THEIR MARBLES IN PLACE LET THEM ANSWER HIS QUESTIONS OR LET THEM IGNORE HIM , NO. IT IS IMPIBLE. BECAUCE HE. THE SON OF RAJIV HI AND G SON OF INDIRA HI AND GREAT G SON OF JAWAHAR LAL NEHRU THE ORIGINAL ARCHITECT OF MODERN INDIA WILL VERY SHORTLY WILL FINISH RSS FOR EVER AND DEFEAT BJP HANDS DOWN. MAY BE HE MAY TAKE 5-7-10 YEARS NALAYAK NMODI USED ALL WRONG WAYS AND TOOK 45 YEARS TO COME TO THIS LEVEL.RAHUL WILL NEVER BECOME A BUTCHER OR BETRAYER OR TO BECOME PM.RAHUL MAY NEVER WANT TO BECOME PM BUT WILL BRING UPA BACK TO POWER FOR SURE
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            avd
            Nov 3, 2016 at 9:38 am
            It has been advised by Some of Congress leaders to Rahul hi that whenever such things happen anywhere in India specially where BJP Govt is involved he must rust to them as seen at JNU, Kalawati, Rohith Vemula suicide, Dalit student suicide at HCU, Hyderabad.However whether it is Ex-servicemen or Dalits they know that it is all his dramas.After some days he will go abroad for his jolly trips. The fact remains that No one takes Rahul hi so seriously.It is like Tearing of Ordinance.
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              Dash
              Nov 3, 2016 at 8:47 am
              Thank god these vultures have zero credibility. The evil designs of Kejri and Pappu are quite evident. One AAP voter recently said at a shop- Madarc*hod Kejriwal bahut ghatiya inssaan nikla,pata nahi tha behench*d aise niklega. Yahan ek job nahi de paa raha hai,Haryana ke logon ko de raha hai,upar se 1 crore de raha hai. MC apne baap ka maal samjha hao kya. Many people agreed with him. Fortunately,people are aware of @vulturepolitics of these douches.
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                Brahm Gaur
                Nov 3, 2016 at 10:44 am
                Chup be chamche.
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                  Brahm Gaur
                  Nov 3, 2016 at 10:41 am
                  Pappu is dying to get some attention. He did nothing on OROP. The w Congress was too busy in the scams. Now they playing dirty tricks when the current government has implemented it. What a shame. Such power hungry people.
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                    ARUN DASS
                    Nov 3, 2016 at 10:40 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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                      ARUN DASS
                      Nov 3, 2016 at 10:40 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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                        Chandrashekhar Deshpande
                        Nov 3, 2016 at 7:01 am
                        Politician used to be painted Vultures but they were in fact faceless and people called them in general sense but now people at large can imagine and define the faces at least of TWO.
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                          C.v. Sivaprakashan
                          Nov 3, 2016 at 6:14 am
                          This clueless politician has no idea what to say , what to do and how to go about. Like a vulture, he is waiting for something unfortunate to happen so that he can make his presence felt. What a shame of a politician he is !!!
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                            Satish Datta
                            Nov 3, 2016 at 7:44 am
                            Politics over dead body! Even vultures will be ashamed of RG and AK.
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                              Vijayaraghavan
                              Nov 3, 2016 at 9:34 am
                              Rahul hi meets the families of suicide victims - Rohit Vedula in Hyderabad University and now the exserviceman Grewal. The reason to gain some political advantage. But he never bothered about hundreds of suicide victims for Telengana which happened when Congress was ruling united Andhra Pradesh. Did he visit the families of soldiers martyred in Pathankot and Uri attacks? He has the company of another clever politician Kejrival, who spends his time either calling the PM or the Delhi LG names and not bothering about governance. WHEN WILL THESE POLITICIANS EVER WORK FOR AAM ADMI?
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                                Sreenivasan
                                Nov 3, 2016 at 8:02 am
                                Why he had to take such a sad step ? No, sorry, I should not ask questions. OROP has been implemented and PM and Defense Minister congratulate themselves all the time when they remember they are patriotically nationalist people. No Sirs, I will not ask any questions. It is wrong.
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                                  Sreenivasan
                                  Nov 3, 2016 at 8:17 am
                                  and like a spoiled son, this government is trying to sell off all the public sector insutions, including the railways. These insutions have vast areas of lands and huge buildings (non productive ets, but they are really gold mines but the real values not appearing in the Balance Sheets of these companies). Government wants to make commission on s. Cannot build on the wealth left by parents for the son to manage, but he is busy selling all the property he inherited.
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                                    Sudhir
                                    Nov 3, 2016 at 10:20 am
                                    Former Haryana Congress leader Devender Singh Hooda ???????
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                                      Gg
                                      Nov 3, 2016 at 7:52 am
                                      But Feku will never be ashamed.
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                                        Gg
                                        Nov 3, 2016 at 7:27 am
                                        The bigger vulture even sold out the blood of soldiers in the name of surgical strike
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                                          Gg
                                          Nov 3, 2016 at 7:50 am
                                          Your RSS was against independence. We are proud Indians. Politicizing soldiers good spirit we had never seen in the past 60 years. Your shameless politics tells you to sell everything and earn revenue from it. You are a stani. Not I.
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                                            Sriniwasan
                                            Nov 3, 2016 at 8:54 am
                                            Mauth Ka Dalal reaches for Antim Kriya karm.Agent of Death reaches for the last rites.should have been the Headline.
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