Politics over OROP suicide: Rahul Gandhi detained again; high drama at RML hospital; it’s not a place of protest, say police

“Let’s see how long I have to wait here. I am certain that I will talk to the family. This is a strange behaviour. This is Modi’s ji’s country,” he told ANI after being denied permission to visit the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 3, 2016 6:27 pm
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Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi was detained for a second time by Delhi Police and taken to an undisclosed location after he tried to meet the family members of the ex-serviceman who allegedly committed suicide as high drama unfolded on streets in Lutyens’ Delhi with Congress and AAP workers staging protests.

WATCH VIDEO: OROP Suicide: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi Attends Cremation Of Ex-Serviceman

Gandhi along with other Congress leaders, including Jyotiraditya Scindia and Ajay Maken were bundled into a police van and taken to a police station, sources said. They, however, did not disclose where the Congress leaders were taken.

Earlier in the day, Gandhi was detained at the RML Hospital when he tried to meet the family members of ex-serviceman Ram Kishan Grewal, who allegedly committed suicide last night over the One Rank-One Pension issue, and taken to Mandir Marg police station. He was detained for around 70 minutes before being released.

Angry at being detained by Delhi Police, Gandhi took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “Let’s see how long I have to wait here. I am certain that I will talk to the family. This is a strange behaviour. This is Modi’s ji’s country,” he told ANI.

WATCH VIDEO: OROP Suicide: BJP & Congress Engage In War Of Words Over Rahul Gandhi’s Detention

Meanwhile, Special Commissioner Mukesh Kumar Meena told the media that Rahul Gandhi has been detained for trying to enter the hospital despite being advised otherwise.

“It is a hospital and not a place for demonstration. Rahul Gandhi detained at Mandir Marg Police Station for ‘disruption of duty’. Democracy doesn’t mean creating obstruction. Leaders must also understand that hospital is not the place to hold any demonstrations,” he added.

Grewal consumed poison last afternoon. However, the cause behind Grewal’s suicide is yet to be ascertained.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will be visiting Grewal’s family in Bhiwani, Haryana, later in the day.

Kejriwal’s deputy Manish Sisodia was also taken into custody by the police after he visited Ram Manohar Lohia hospital to meet the family of Grewal. The police also detained other Congress leader including Randeep Surjewala and Kiran Choudhary.

Grewal’s son Jaswant urged the government to look into the matter.

“My father sacrificed for the nation. He was demanding the One Rank, One Pension. The Modi Government should think about this,” he said.

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First Published on: November 2, 2016 3:40 pm
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    IML sood
    Nov 2, 2016 at 2:18 pm
    Shame and heaps of shame on Pappu and Khujli for doing politics on death of an ex serviceman.They have already lost public support and whatever is left is going drain.People are not fool if they think they could be mislead by this drama.They have done and doing these nautanki to remain relavent but who sides with them except some selected stooges.Cong. and it's B party AAP are sins in Indian political field.
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      Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
      Nov 2, 2016 at 11:10 am
      Ra-owl ga-aandu'' and ''Manish chootiya should be sent to LOC to face militants IMMEDIATELY
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        PCKULKARNI
        Nov 2, 2016 at 3:00 pm
        What a language? Typical bhakt.
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          Trun
          Nov 2, 2016 at 2:44 pm
          PM and DM busy they don't have time to meet the relatives of ex soldier who sacrificed for Non implementation of OROP, What a shame. And the best part is their relatives are being thrashed, what better treatment a soldier and families can expect after serving the army .
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            Raje
            Nov 2, 2016 at 10:16 am
            Don't know what is the problem. Some retired people I know of are already receiving almost 2x of their old pension under OROP. Unfortunate to hear this.
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              Tinku
              Nov 3, 2016 at 3:45 am
              Rohit Vemula Suicide: Investigate if he was Dalit lt;br/gt;Akhlaq Lynching: Investigate Meat lt;br/gt;Ram Kishan Grewal Suicide: Investigate his Mental State
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                Tinku
                Nov 3, 2016 at 3:47 am
                dr sumit must be from gau rakshak team who is torturing sc/st in his locality.
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                  Tony
                  Nov 2, 2016 at 12:07 pm
                  How can congress even think of talking against OROP when for 40 yrs they did not take any action...
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                    Tony
                    Nov 2, 2016 at 12:04 pm
                    Its not sonia ki country
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                      SubbuI
                      Nov 2, 2016 at 3:59 pm
                      MISTAKES. MORE MISTAKES lt;br/gt;BERS. MORE BERSlt;br/gt;ARROGANT . MORE ARROGANTlt;br/gt;NALAYAK NMODI WILL LEAVE INDIA TO TATAL DISINTEGRATION lt;br/gt;BURNING . KASHMIR IS BURNINGlt;br/gt;BLINDING AND MORE KILLINGlt;br/gt;CURFEW MORE CURFEWlt;br/gt;KASHMIR UNATTENDED lt;br/gt;LIMB AMPUTED AFTER GANGRENE lt;br/gt;KASHMIR ON PLATER TO Slt;br/gt;AMERICA. CHINA. RUSSIA SOLVED ALL ISSUESlt;br/gt;SHAME NALAYAK N MODI. RAHUL HI IS FOOL OR WISE?
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                        Roger That
                        Nov 2, 2016 at 12:10 pm
                        Indian Society and it's politics have become only flash point centric. Now no body is talking about stani artist working in india because the water has crossed the bridge, the movie released so no one will get that much fraction out of it. Now this will run for couple of days then everybody will forget even the media. In somedays winter will set in and people will disucss how poor will survive the winter in open strreets of delhi, but the same people were in a deep sleep the entire year...Hope less media and hopeless people.
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                          Roger That
                          Nov 2, 2016 at 12:38 pm
                          Modi is the Worst PM of India.
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                            Kris
                            Nov 3, 2016 at 7:11 am
                            You and your congressies are number one criminals. What did your RG his mother, father, g mother and great g mother did for the soldiers? This moron is like vulture trying to eat flesh of dead soldiers and you have no shame to defend this fello
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                              arun
                              Nov 2, 2016 at 12:32 pm
                              Congress party leaders including Rahul and Kejriwal as usual starting a shoot and scoot(SAS) act.
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                                arun
                                Nov 2, 2016 at 12:40 pm
                                Rahul hi is suffering from a mental condition called OCD(Obsessive Compulsive Disorder). He hears or sees news of some soldier or his relative dead, he will start his rant against Modi. The same disorder is also exhibited by some other leaders like Kejri. High time they get treated.
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                                  arc
                                  Nov 2, 2016 at 12:58 pm
                                  BREAKING NEWS: Suicide man's family arrested and sent to Kashmir for spoiling Butcherji Modiji's carefully crafted Jai Jawan script.
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                                    Arvind
                                    Nov 2, 2016 at 10:35 am
                                    Has Rahul hi has any moral right to visit the family of the victim Ram Kishan Grewal ex-serviceman ,over his suicide? Same Congress Party while in power did not care the matter for last 40 years to implement OROP. Now all of sudden he wants to rush to meet family of victim and then making himself laughing stock in Public and before Ex-servicemen. UPA Govt made provision of Rs 500 crores in budget when actual requirement of somewhere 15000 crores.It was only Nadra Modi Govt which took initiative to implement OROP. As a matter of fact Congress Party has no moral to talk on OROP .It wants to fish in troubled water to gain sympathy of Ex-Servicemen which it lost badly.
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                                      Arvind
                                      Nov 2, 2016 at 10:59 am
                                      Has Rahul hi has any moral right to visit the family of the victim Ram Kishan Grewal ex-serviceman ,over his suicide? Same Congress Party while in power did not care the matter for last 40 years to implement OROP. Now all of sudden he wants to rush to meet family of victim and then making himself laughing stock in Public and before Ex-servicemen. UPA Govt made provision of Rs 500 crores in budget when actual requirement of somewhere 15000 crores.It was only Narendra Modi Govt which took initiative to implement OROP. As a matter of fact Congress Party has no moral to talk on OROP .It wants to fish in troubled water to gain sympathy of Ex-Servicemen which it lost badly.
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                                        Ashwin
                                        Nov 2, 2016 at 10:36 am
                                        Rahul hi at hospital to do petty politics over Ex serviceman s death.. grow up man !
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                                          NAVIN ASTI
                                          Nov 2, 2016 at 2:20 pm
                                          All Congress and AAP people staging this drama are ROGUE VULTURES.They have nothing to do withe the soldier's suicide fact,as is seen in TV channels,Pappu and Khujri are enjoying this suicide.There is a big smile on the face of Pappu while taken away from the spot.Pappu is enjoying as he has got some business other than viewing POGO on TV.Khujari should resign if he is a human being and not a beast.He is totally unfit to be in power.His expertise is in agitations only like Trade-Unionist.THOSE VULTURES OF CONGRESS WHO HAVE NOT EVEN HEARD JAWANS FOR OROP FOR AN UNPARDONABLE PERIOD OF 43 YEARS HAVE NO RIGHT TO STAGE THIS DRAMA.They are a handful goons of moribund party.
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                                            Raj
                                            Nov 2, 2016 at 10:26 am
                                            I am glad this is, and probably never will be, Rahul hi's country (pun intended) - because his family will never own India. While BJP is the a right wing party that I don't ociate with - I have an utter dislike of the 'his' (actual his are not even involved in politics these days).lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Kindly note, according to Indian traditions, females join the male families. This current variant is not even related to the great Indian liberal icon, Pandit Nehru. This family has now changed so much, I have severe reservations of their understanding of Indian ethos (everything, except corruption). lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;I will take Modi over Rahul hi any day of the week. Congress has to expel this demon of family business and start afresh. 1 billion Indians and it cannot even find a decent leader to lead? I mean come on, a country of hi, Nehru, Patel - and all you can find is Rahul hi?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Such insutions have to decline and die. No wonder the BJP is flourishing - Congress people are at fault. They want to shove this family down India's throat.
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