New Delhi: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, after being detained twice yesterday, was against stopped from marching to India Gate here to register protest over the suicide by Army veteran Ram Kishan Grewal due to the lopsided implementation of the one-rank-one-pension (OROP) scheme by the Union Government
Rahul was detained twice yesterday when he was trying to meet the family of the deceased soldier.
Police took away Rahul Gandhi in a van when he was leading a Congress party’s candle light march from Jantar Mantar to India Gate. He was then dropped on the adjacent Feroze Shah Road.
Bhiwani (Haryana): Congress vice Prsident Rahul Gandhi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal were prominent among others who attended the funeral of Ex-Armyman Ram Kishan Grewal, who committed suicide by consuming poison on Tuesday night in New Delhi protesting against the poor implementation of the One-rank-one-Pension scheme bythe Union Government.
The Delhi Chief Minister delared the deceased ex-serviceman as a martyr and announced ₹ 10 million relief under the Delhi Govenrment policy for his family. Haryana Minister Anil Vij was quick to react and he reportedly said that Ram Kishan Grewal cannot be called a martyr since he did not die fighting for the country. Vij’s reaction notwithstanding, Krishan Lal Panwar, the transport minister of Haryana, tpday morning announced a compensation of ₹ 1 million to the Grewal family and also promised a job to one member of his family.
On the OROP issue, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today went public saying “only 1 lakh (100,000) ex-servicemen have remain to be covered fully under the OROP scheme”. There are some technical issued relating to paper-work that are holding up the matter but things would be sorted out within a month or two, he added.
In Patna, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today expressed grief over the suicide committed by the army veteran on the issue of OROP and lashed out at the Modi government.
“The incident reflects the Centre’s ‘double standard’ towards soldiers,” Nitish said in his statement.
On the detention of Rahul Gandhi twice and also the Delhi Chief Minister by the Police as they tried to meet the family of the deceased Army JCO, Nitish said in his statement: “The action taken by Delhi police on the issue cannot be justified.”
New Delhi: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi earlier today was detained by police and not allowed to meet the family members of the Army veteran who allegedly committed suicide by taking poison at Jantar Mantar in the capital last night as he had failed to receive pension according to the one-rank-one pension (OROP) scheme implemented by the Union Government.
Amid high drama, Rahul Gandhi was arrested for the second time after he had met the deceased ex-Armyman’s family. Even Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejrival’s movement was restricted by Delhi Police. Matters got precipitated as many Congress and AAP leaders, including Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia were detained by the police.
The Congress Vice President lashed out at the Modi Government. He said how can they arrest the family members of the deceased ex-serviceman Ram Kishan Grewal, who was from Bhiwani district in Haryana. He also described his own detention as undemocratic.
When a media-person told senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad that Union Minister and former Army chief General V.K. Singh had said that the deceased ex-serviceman was of unstable mind, the Congress leader said that the person who has said this should get his mental condition examined.