OROP suicide: PM Modi was lying to nation, says Kejriwal
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia were detained by the Delhi Police for trying to meet the family of former serviceman
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the OROP issue, saying PM was lying to the country on the implementation of the One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme.
Earlier, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia were detained by the Delhi Police for trying to meet the family of former serviceman.
“Deputy CM has also been detained, we have a cabinet meeting today which we will have to cancel now. This is 'gundagardi'”, Delhi CM Kejriwal was quoted saying in media reports.
Kishan Grewal, a former jawan from Bhiwani district in Haryana, committed suicide this morning leaving a note which said he was taking this extreme step for Indian soldiers.
Kejriwal said: "It is very sad that on Tuesday evening, a former soldier of our country Ram Kishanji committed suicide over the implementation of One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme."
"In the letter that Ram Kishanji wrote before committing suicide, he had asked the country's Defence Minister to implement OROP. He had also written that he was committing suicide for his nation and for the soldiers," he added.
Delhi Chief Minister earlier alleged that whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi was feeling insecure on the issue citing the detention of opposition leaders.
“Manish Sisodia detained? He had gone to meet family of deceased Ram Kishan ji. He is elected Dy CM. Whats wrong wid u Modiji? So insecure? (sic),” Kejriwal tweted.
Meanwhile, Rahul Gandhi was deataiined by Delhi police when he was on his way to the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in Delhi to meet the relatives of Kishan Grewal. The police disallowed the Congress leader from proceeding further and later detained him at Mandir Marg police station in the city.