Shaheed are those who die at border, not commit suicide: Manohar Lal Khattar

"Shaheed are those who lay down their lives at the border, not who commit suicide," ANI quoted Khattar as saying.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 3, 2016 4:08 pm
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After union minister VK Singh sparked row by asking to investigate the mental condition of the ex-soldier who allegedly committed suicide over OROP, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar gave fodder to the Opposition by saying that those who commit suicide cannot be called Shaheed.

“Shaheed are those who lay down their lives at the border, not who commit suicide,” ANI quoted Khattar as saying.

Ex-serviceman Ram Kishan Grewal on Tuesday allegedly committed suicide in protest against the “non-implementation” of One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme.

Reacting to his death, Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh raised questions over how Grewal was able to procure Sulfas tablets and claimed that his issue was with the bank and not with OROP. “His issue was with the bank and not with OROP. Also, how did he procure Sulpha tablets and who gave it to him?” said Singh. If Grewal had reached out to us and didn’t get help, then it was our fault, Singh added.

Singh also claimed that he was a Congress worker who became Sarpanch after contesting on the party ticket. “He was a Congress worker who fought the Sarpanch election on party ticket. His suicide is unfortunate,” V K Singh said.

Congress has lashed out at Singh for the ‘mental state’ remark with senior leader Raj Babbar saying it’s shameful that such a person writes ‘General’ before his name.

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  1. A
    Nov 3, 2016 at 1:39 pm
    Have Khattar and VK Singh totally lost it? Why are they committing political suicide? The Haryana CM should offer condolensce to the family and not rub salt on their wounds. Absolutely shocking how insensitive these ministers can be. Power has gone to their heads.
    1. I
      IML sood
      Nov 3, 2016 at 4:50 pm
      This faked named mathimathi is to really a moron from Cong. or Aaptard buch of goons.
      1. I
        IML sood
        Nov 3, 2016 at 4:25 pm
        Very true words of CM,Haryana.May be this unfortunate person has been instigated to take such a cowardly step for some other motive. As nothing can be surprised from Cong. or some Aaptard.
        1. S
          S. K.
          Nov 4, 2016 at 6:28 pm
          A person whosoever he is cannot be called Shaheed, if he commits suicide. Only those soldiers from any wing like army, Air Force, navy Capf, BSF , police of any state die during performance of duty for the nation can be called SHAHEED.
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            RAJESH AGRAWAL
            Nov 3, 2016 at 12:25 pm
            So being Congress worker is desh-drohi ? What a utter foolish comment !!! But he is the same V K Singh who remembered in the last year of his service that his date of birth was wrong and he should serve one year more. It was a clear case of having lost his mental balance until Supreme Court reprimanded him.
            1. V
              Nov 3, 2016 at 1:20 pm
              None of these crying for exaevicemen reached the funeral of serving soldiers who died defending the country
              1. A
                Nov 3, 2016 at 12:30 pm
                And how many sanghis became shaheed on the border? Nil.
                1. A
                  Nov 3, 2016 at 1:50 pm
                  Will reactions of BJP ever be like a ruling party ? They are always in a mode of opposition party. Only when they come out of their own narrow agenda, which they have nurtured all through their ociation with Sangh, that they can think of welfare of a common man. Khattar made poor Biryani sellers lose their livelihood. What good his inviting Tarun Muni has done to common people !!!
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