OROP suicide: This is gundagardi, says Kejriwal after detention of Manish Sisodia, Rahul Gandhi

Kejriwal added that he had to postpone a cabinet meeting because of the detention of Manish Sisodia

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 2, 2016 4:53 pm
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal accused the BJP of resorting to ‘gundagardi’ (hooliganism) by detaining deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi. Both leaders had attempted to meet the family of the ex-serviceman who had committed suicide late Tuesday night over the implementation of the ‘One Rank One Pension’ (OROP) scheme.

“Is meeting an aggrieved family politics or is seeking votes on account of surgical strikes politics?” asked Kejriwal in comments to reporters. He added that he had to postpone a cabinet meeting because of the detention of the deputy chief minister. Both Sisodia and Gandhi, who were barred from entering the RML hospital premises in central Delhi, were released after a brief detention.

“Should I not meet the grieving family if someone has committed suicide in my state?…PM says OROP has been implemented, but the soldiers are killing themselves over it. That means the PM is lying,” the AAP leader said. He is scheduled to meet the family of the ex-serviceman in Bhiwani.

Gandhi was also angry at the cops for detaining family members of the ex-serviceman.

“Do you not feel ashamed? He is a son of an army veteran… and you are arresting them?” Gandhi asked police officials at the Mandir Marg station where he was briefly held as well. He had requested the cops to release the family members of the ex-army jawan.

Ram Kishan Grewal, the deceased, had committed suicide by drinking poison on the lawns behind a government building in central Delhi. A family member has alleged that the cops manhandled them when the family was in trauma.

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    IML sood
    Nov 2, 2016 at 2:29 pm
    Khujli must tell police how goondas are to be treated as he must have first hand knowledge due to his long experience in AAP formed on this solid principle.As you sow so shall you reap.
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      Rajesh
      Nov 2, 2016 at 11:59 am
      AAPs leaders are CKP (Chu ke Pathhe)
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        Dash
        Nov 2, 2016 at 2:51 pm
        That man who committed suicide qas not eligible to get OROP as he worked for 6 years in Army. You have to work for 15 years to get benefits of OROP but shameless politicians loke Kejri and Pappu have politicized the issue. Indja deserves better and sensible people in opposition. Modi has got a irresponsible opposition whose leaders support Pak,qestion Army's integrity. Indians must reject these antinationals.
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          Bijan Mohanty
          Nov 2, 2016 at 12:01 pm
          It is utterly shameful that Narendra Modi has started unleashing gunda raj in delhi through delhi police by beating and humiliating the family members of the jawan who committed suicide because govt. Did not keep its words on orop.modiji, we condemn your action.
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            Deeply Concerned
            Nov 2, 2016 at 11:29 am
            Rahul's Dalalee comment is 200% true
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              Eminent Indian
              Nov 2, 2016 at 12:39 pm
              #PakStandsWithKejriwal : This Trend of stan say it all. Its ISI plan to kill Veteran in Delhi in Cold blood. NIA and IB should investigate Phone call and Bank accounts of Kejriwal....
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                Eminent Indian
                Nov 2, 2016 at 12:55 pm
                So what kejriwal is doing on the chair of CM.? Why he shouldn't resign then.??
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                  Eminent Indian
                  Nov 2, 2016 at 12:45 pm
                  Suicide in Delhi....................CM :Kejriwallt;br/gt;Rape in Delhi.......................CM:Kejriwallt;br/gt;Farmer Gajendra suicide.....CM :Kejriwallt;br/gt;Dadri killing..........................CM : Akhileshlt;br/gt;Mob malda RIOTS................CM : Mamata banerjeelt;br/gt;Cross-Border firing...............CM : Hurriyat, kejriwal supports Hurriyat and PAKlt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;But MODI is responsible for it
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