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Why does Modi think jawans are being misled by 'some' people on OROP?

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 13 February 2017, 4:14 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a rally in Faridabad on 6 September 2015, where he inaugurated the Badarpur-Faridabad metro line. While addressing the public, he made an announcement and clarified his government's stand on the issue of those servicemen who retire prematurely.

PM asserted that the scheme will be applicable to all the veterans, including those who seek an early retirement. As he made this point clear, Modi alleged that 'some' people were trying to mislead army veterans on the issue of voluntary retirement.

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Apart from that, PM Modi made the following statements on OROP:

"Through analysis, we found that this OROP scheme cannot be implemented with just Rs 500 crore. It will require around Rs 8,000-10,000 crore. In our forces, most of the soldiers are posted in lower ranks. Some people feel that those who left the Army will not get OROP. I assure you that they too will be benefited by this scheme."

"The government has taken a big decision which was inspired by patriotism and respect towards veterans. Many people are trying to involve politics here. Those who didn't do anything for 40 years have no right to speak on behalf of jawans."

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"We don't know in how many ways this will effect the people but we have delivered what was promised. We made a promise and we are fulfilling it. For the previous government, this OROP was about Rs. 500 crore. This is not something which can be implemented in Rs 500 crore. It will cost around Rs 8,000 to 10,000 crore for the government."

First published: 6 September 2015, 5:41 IST
 
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