Former Army Chief and current Minister of State for External Affairs in BJP government, VK Singh's daughter Mrinalini joined the ex-servicemen protesting for OROP at Jantar Mantar on 23 August.
"I am here to support the cause of ex-servicemen because I too am an ex-serviceman's daughter. I feel that the OROP should be implemented as soon as possible," she told the media.
"Even my grandfather was a soldier, and may be my son would also become one. I hope the government will soon heed to this demand. It's long overdue. I did take up the issue with my father. He has written a letter to the Prime Minister," she added.
After this news came into light, twitterati started sharing their reactions to the move:
Mrinalini should write her father's biography: Two birthdates and a full tension father— Rakesh Kadam (@RakeshKadam) August 23, 2015
AAP">@ColKGSharma7AAP Gen VK Singh ne apni beti Mrinalini ko aaj JantarMantar Veteran Rally mein bheja, kya Col Rathore bhi kissi ko bhejenge ?— #VETERAN (@noidaveteran) August 23, 2015
Cheap trick by Modi's Minister VK Singh sends daughter Mrinalini to do drama on OROP. To save his image. If he is concerned why don't resign— Aniruddh Sharma (@GreatIndiaFirst) August 23, 2015
Mrinalini says Modi fulfills promise he makes. Then why sit on Dharna. He promised OROP. Her message: call off Dharna...pure Govt sponsored.— Narendra Pandey (@ProfNKPandey) August 23, 2015