Friday, November 4th, 2016

OROP issue: Rahul Says Modi lied to nation, govt should apologise

Narada Desk | November 4, 2016 4:54 pm Print
Rahul Gandhi was detained by the Delhi police three times in two days over OROP issue

A day after Delhi Police deatined him over OROP issue, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had lied to the nation about implementation of the One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme.

Talking to media along with former Defence Minister AK Antony after meeting with the ex-servicemen, Rahul said government should apologise for the police manhandling of the family of   Ram Kishan Grewal, who committed suicide over the OROP scheme.

“Narendra Modiji you should stop lying and work to implement OROP. If you have implemented OROP, why are they protesting at Jantar Mantar. The truth is that the government of India has not implemented it,” Rahul said.

Delhi police had earlier detained Rahul Gandhi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia while trying to meet the family of former serviceman.

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.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had earlier criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the issue, saying PM was lying to the country on the implementation of the OROP scheme.

“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,” Delhi CM Kejriwal said.

“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.

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