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OROP suicide: Arvind Kejriwal announces Rs one crore compensation for ex-serviceman’s family

Chief Minister had been detained by Delhi Police on Wednesday when he ried to meet the family of Grewal.

By: PTI | Bhiwani | Updated: November 3, 2016 6:38:12 pm
arvind kejriwal, OROP, ex-serviceman suicide, ram kishan grewal, soldier suicide, soldier cremation, bhiwani, haryana, kejriwal compensation, one crore compensation New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at Lady Harding Hospital after he was stopped at the hospital to meet the family of Subedar Grewal who allegedly committed suicide over OROP, in New Delhi on Wednesday. PTI Photo by Vijay Verma

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday announced a compensation of Rs one crore for the family of ex-serviceman Ram Kishan Grewal who had allegedly committed suicide over the issue of ‘One Rank, One Pension’ (OROP). Kejriwal made the announcement at Grewal’s village Bamla near her where he attended the army veteran’s cremation.

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Amid high drama, the Chief Minister had been detained by Delhi Police on Wednesday when he ried to meet the family of Grewal.

“I want the people to take his fight forward. We will fight till our last breath and snatch OROP from the Centre. Our soldiers deserve what is their due,” Kejriwal told reporters.

On allegations that AAP was politicising the issue, Kejriwal said, “Yes, we are doing politics. We are doing politics to grant our soldiers their rights while Modiji is doing politics to take those rights away.”

Under the AAP government’s compensation policy, the families of martyrs who are residents of Delhi are given Rs one crore.

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Kejriwal has been repeatedly urging Prime Minister Narendra Modi to implement the same across the country.

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi and other political leaders also reached the native village of Grewal, who had committed suicide by consuming poison at a park in New Delhi area on Tuesday evening.

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