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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    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?
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      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
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        Paul
        Oct 29, 2016 at 9:47 pm
        This guy is dumb. He should be totally ignored.
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          Satyaki
          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
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            arun
            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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              Arvind
              Oct 30, 2016 at 10:07 am
              Rahul hi : still he is Buchha hai in Indian politics even after crossing 45 years of age.He must know Congress Party did not agree for OROP for 60 years while it was ruling at centre.MMS Govt put Rs 500 cfrores in his last budget for OROP as against need of Rs. 18000 crores, thus making fun of ex-servicemen.He lacks wisdom nothing more.
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                NAVIN ASTI
                Oct 29, 2016 at 4:11 pm
                Raga! Where were you when your Congress party insulted our brave armed forces by questioning the great unique SURGICAL STRIKES?These strike operation was announced on TV by our beloved ARMED FORCES.Congress,JDU,Left,RJD are the parties which make stan morally strong by toeing Pak line of attack.Your Mani went to Pak to covertly request to invade India(Is it not for killing our Jawans?) just to remove Modi. How can Indians trust those who support the taitors chanting " Bharat tere tookde honge" j,ust because it was followed by 'Inshaallah'(2)?
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                  arun dass
                  Oct 29, 2016 at 12:25 pm
                  now he may be planning for evidence , then he will say something about i
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                    Dipak
                    Oct 30, 2016 at 3:13 am
                    I was in the Himalaya mountains in Kashmir on October 20, 1962 with my final year engineering cl. Suddenly some Military Officers came asking us to go back to Srinagar. We saw trucks and trucks of our soldiers heading towards Ladakh where China was attacking us. Thanks to Nehru and VK Krishna Menon, some of our soldiers had just Ladhis. Incredible dynasty of Papu.
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                      Dipak
                      Oct 30, 2016 at 3:05 am
                      We don't want HALKAT people to comment. Go do your drug.
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                        Harshawardhan Joshi
                        Oct 29, 2016 at 3:10 pm
                        AND PAPPU, WHATEVER U WANT TO SAY, SAY IN PARLIAMENT. THIS FAD OF LOVE LETTERS IS NOT GOING TO TAKE U ANYWHERE.
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                          Harshawardhan Joshi
                          Oct 29, 2016 at 3:10 pm
                          PAPPU , 125 CORE PEOPLE ARE ALREADY LOVING ARMY. HOPE U , YOUR MOTHER AND DIGII RAJA TO JOIN THEM
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                            Chiragh Adlakha
                            Oct 30, 2016 at 8:10 am
                            Is Modi govt voted to power only to blame all inabilities on past regimes !!
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                              Chiragh Adlakha
                              Oct 30, 2016 at 8:00 am
                              They seem to be hired people.
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                                harun
                                Oct 29, 2016 at 1:02 pm
                                This is a Curse in India.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;This Joker is giving sermons to Modi seeking justice for the Jawans by implementing OROP in spirit and correction of disability allowances as well.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Rahul must first Tell us what did he do to get OROP Implemented during 10 years he was in Power.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;He simply fails to see reason and refuses to understand that the Indian voter has Questions for every sermon he gives to Modi.
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                                  Manohar Sharma
                                  Oct 29, 2016 at 9:08 pm
                                  RaOWL ! Yamla Pagla Diwana; O Rabba ! Itti Si Baat Naa Jaana, Ki Congress Doob Rahi Hai, Congress Doob Rahi Hai.
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                                    Manohar Sharma
                                    Oct 29, 2016 at 9:04 pm
                                    Yeh Kaun Bola? RaOWL Bola.
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                                      Manoj
                                      Oct 30, 2016 at 5:17 am
                                      May I ask RaGa why he did not think of writing letters to his own party ministers, who ordered MoD that any court cases filed by aggrived veterans must be fought all the way to supreme court?
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                                        Arun Kumar
                                        Oct 29, 2016 at 3:55 pm
                                        Rahul well done. OROP is discriminatory. Civil servants have snatched what is legitimate for defence forces.
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                                          Mohan
                                          Oct 29, 2016 at 1:36 pm
                                          Instead of braying the clown should show the courage to live with the soldiers in Siachen for 3 months
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                                            Mohan
                                            Oct 29, 2016 at 1:30 pm
                                            Nehru had sent our jawans dressed in summer uniforms to fight the Chinese on snow clad slopes in the cold of October 1962 Visit the archives of THE HINDU and read in the issue dated 14th Oct 2012 The Sunday Magazine section telling us about 50 years after the war -- NOW LOOK THIS JOKER IS GIVING SERMONS
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