Reacting to sharply to chaos at RML hospital where politicians, including Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, was barred from meeting the family of Army jawan who allegedly committed suicide, Delhi ACB chief MK Meena said a hospital is not a place for demonstration. Meena said that politicians were not allowed in the hospital as they were causing disturbance. “Democracy doesn’t mean creating any obstruction. Leaders must also understand that hospital is not the place to hold any demonstrations,” said the officer.
He added that Rahul Gandhi was detained for trying to enter the hospital despite being advised otherwise. Meena said that even the family of jawans have been detained as they were contacting political leaders and holding demonstration.After he was not allowed to meet the family of the jawans, Gandhi told the policemen, “I want to meet the family. Please allow me to meet them. What is this new India that you are trying to create?”
He later asked prime minister Narendra Modi to implement the OROP scheme in a meaningful way.Besides Rahul Gandhi, Congress leader Randeep Surjewala and Kiran Choudhary were also detained and barred from meeting the jawan’s family. Delhi deputy chief minister Manisha Sisodia was earlier moved out of the hospital when he went there to meet the family.
Ram Kishen Grewal, the ex-serviceman who took his own life, was protesting the anomalies in the One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme. He consumed poison in the lawns behind Jawahar Bhawan. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has sought details of the incident from the department of ex-servicemen welfare.
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