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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    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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