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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    AAN
    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.
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      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.
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        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.
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          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.
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              Vikrant
              Nov 3, 2016 at 1:20 pm
              None of these crying for exaevicemen reached the funeral of serving soldiers who died defending the country
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                arc
                Nov 3, 2016 at 12:30 pm
                And how many sanghis became shaheed on the border? Nil.
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                  Abhinav
                  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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                    Bitter truth
                    Nov 3, 2016 at 1:10 pm
                    these guys drink poison and feed others too...poisonous people.. their greed for power is just insatiable. For money, power and false fame; they are ready to stand up on thousands of dead bodies of innocent men, women and children. People need to wake up to the realities of what these people are sowing.
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                      Dibyendu
                      Nov 3, 2016 at 1:58 pm
                      Other political parties are portraying Grewal as Shaheed which he is NOT. But remarks of CM are more unfortunate as he is holding a responsible position. Public looks upto public servants with a hope of at least some sympathy even if they can not meet their demand. lt;br/gt; lt;br/gt; Seems he wants to see division among ex-servicemen too.
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                        Evana
                        Nov 3, 2016 at 3:01 pm
                        Everyone should listen to the 'suicide' phone call. It seems like a set up by AAPtards or Congressis. If this was a bad political stunt, the guy was a gaddaar, not a shaheed. Second,
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                          fagen bihari
                          Nov 3, 2016 at 12:38 pm
                          Absolutely right.The man who has no courage or patience to wait and FIGHT FOR Rs 5000 cannot be called a martyr.So many people are dying daily for so many problems which are more serious than this incident but no politician has any time to attend him .There is a compeion among the worst politicians those who never tried and thought for the welfare of the poor chaps .We all Indians are not fools that we will be swa by these politicians.It will be boomeranged and no benefit will be accrued. Rahul and Kejri are the latest manifestation of such low and cheap politics.When the nation is burning with war hysteria and when our soldiers are dying on the border and we are all fighting against the enemy and terrorists these people had no regard for the martyrs .Not a single opposition leader had sent a Diwali message to our soldiers as if it is a BJP programme..Nothing can be expected from them but to defeat their evil designs .
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                            G YAGNESWARAN
                            Nov 3, 2016 at 12:32 pm
                            Call a spade a spade. That is right.
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                              NKSA
                              Nov 3, 2016 at 11:55 am
                              It is a fact. People who commit suicide are not martyrs. It is unfortunate that he committed suicide for few thousand more rupees he expected. He could have appealed to the department and if there is any anomaly it would have been addressed. Stupid politics.
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                                BharatK
                                Nov 3, 2016 at 11:20 pm
                                IGNORE him.
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                                  mathimathi
                                  Nov 3, 2016 at 4:35 pm
                                  This is called Tyranny of gau rakshaks The rise of Gau vigilantes under the Manohar Lal Khattar govt in Haryana blaming precious lives of any one..
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                                    mathimathi
                                    Nov 3, 2016 at 4:55 pm
                                    What about a fake name IML Sood a gau gau rakshaks a Gau gau vigilante goon. ic blind monkey bath bhaktas
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                                      DKN
                                      Nov 3, 2016 at 12:08 pm
                                      Awakening call : Myters are those who lay down their lives while defending the sovereignty and integrity of the nation and facing the enemy's hotalities. Political parties can't hoodwink the mes.
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                                        Gandji
                                        Nov 3, 2016 at 5:31 pm
                                        This Man Kattar is stani born. Are we going learn Nationalism from him.
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                                          Rajgopal
                                          Nov 3, 2016 at 12:45 pm
                                          Khattar is right. It is politicians with vested interest who are making him a martyr. For they have nothing of real merit to raise. Having done nothing for 40 years Congress is shedding crocodile tears for someone who had no good reason to commit suicide atleast as far as OROP is concerned.
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                                            Rajgopal
                                            Nov 3, 2016 at 12:46 pm
                                            None has claimed that too !
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