Soldiers who sacrifice their lives for us, should feel the love of 125-cr people: Rahul’s letter to PM Modi

"The roll out of the 7th Pay Commission continues to keep our defence forces at a disadvantage and further exacerbates the disparity between them and civil employees,” the letter read.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 2, 2016 1:44 pm
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In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday, Congress vice-president Rahul questioned his government’s resolve to work for soldiers’ welfare, asking the Prime Minister to first implement the ‘One Rank One Pension’ (OROP) scheme in a meaningful way and redress their pay anomalies and other grievances.

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Following are his quotes:

* “Just days after our soldiers conducted the surgical strikes, the disability pension system was converted to a new slab system, that in many instances drastically reduces the pension received by these brave men in case of a disability. The roll out of the 7th Pay Commission continues to keep our defence forces at a disadvantage and further exacerbates the disparity between them and civil employees,” the letter read.

* “As a responsible democracy we must make sure that the brave soldiers who put their lives on the line for each one of us, feel the love, support and gratitude of 125 crore people. I therefore urge you Prime Minister to ensure that our soldiers get their due whether it is regarding compensation or parity with civil employees,” he said.

* “As we celebrate Diwali, and rejoice in the victory of light over darkness, let us send this message to our soldiers that our gratitude is expressed both in words and in deed. This is the very least we owe to those who give up their today to secure our tomorrow,” the letter concluded.

* “OROP must be implemented in a meaningful way to satisfy ex-servicemen and the anomalies in the 7th Pay Commission must be addressed at the earliest, because soldiers should not have to struggle to claim what is surely due to them on behalf of a grateful nation,” Rahul said, claiming that some decision of the government have “adversely affect the morale of our armed forces”

* The Congress Vice President wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying he was saddened at the decisions of the government taken in the last few weeks “which are far from reassuring the soldiers and has caused them pain instead”.

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  1. Harry Achari
    Oct 29, 2016 at 9:45 pm
    Have you ever ask your mom why she put army at the border unarmed? And where did the tax money stay during her rule behind MMS? did you ask her why did she not respected our valuable soldiers? If yes, what was the answer?
    1. Harry Achari
      Oct 29, 2016 at 9:49 pm
      We all will gift him " thousands of paper ears " on his birthday party. He really needs them
      1. P
        Oct 29, 2016 at 9:47 pm
        This guy is dumb. He should be totally ignored.
        1. S
          Oct 29, 2016 at 6:48 pm
          Ha ha ha ha. One thing Rahul says and the entire BJP it cell is on it poora internet par. Gaind fat jaati hai Rahul kuch bolte hi
          1. A
            Oct 29, 2016 at 5:36 pm
            Modi has implemented the old pending promises of last decade and also bringing in more benefits and incentives as recognition for the army\'s unparalleled contribution to the nation. But for every new benefits introduced by the Modi government, this moron Rahul nehru raises a voice saying this benefit is lacking and must be introduced. The Nehru parivar frenzy media houses highlight the Rahul remarks. This is done so that later in poll campaigns, this is news can be used to hoodwink the audience saying this government has brought this benefit to Army because Rahul had raised it with the Central government. If you want to learn how to \"blow ones own trumpet\" and the art of misleading the nation you need to learn it from Congress party.
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