PM Modi 'lying' about OROP implementation, Ram Kishan Grewal's suicide is proof: Arvind Kejriwal

Speed News Desk | First published: 2 November 2016, 12:10 IST
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 2 November after an ex-serviceman allegedly committed suicide over the delay of the implementation of the One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme.

Targetting PM Modi, Kejriwal alleged that both farmers and soldiers were ending their lives in his regime. Kejriwal also alleged that the Prime Minister was "lying" that the One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme was being implemented by the Centre, contending that ex-serviceman, Ram Kishan Grewal, would not have committed suicide if the scheme was being executed by the Centre.

The Delhi Chief Minister said it was "very sad" to see that soldiers have to fight against external enemies along the border and enemies "within" for their rights. The whole nation should stand up for their rights, he urged.

Ram Kishan Grewal, an ex-servicemen who was protesting the delay in implementing the One Rank-One Pension (OROP) has allegedly committed suicide by reportedly consuming poison in Haryana.

This comes days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Rs 5,500 crore has been paid to implement the OROP scheme.