1. Delhi: Ex-serviceman commits suicide over OROP, says he took the step for soldiers

Delhi: Ex-serviceman commits suicide over OROP, says he took the step for soldiers

His son in a conversation with ANI said that Ram before taking the big step, called up his family and told them that he doing so because the government had failed to fulfil the demands related to OROP.

By: | Updated: November 2, 2016 1:42 PM
grewal-l Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will visit the family of ex-serviceman in Haryana. (ANI)

Ex-serviceman Ram Kishan Grewal on Wednesday committed suicide at the Jantar Mantar over the issue of One Rank One Pension (OROP). Speaking on this, his son in a conversation with ANI said that Ram before taking the big step, called up his family and told them that he was doing so because the government had failed to fulfil the demands related to OROP. He also added that he is taking this step for the soldiers.

The 70-year-old ex-serviceman Ram Kishan Grewal committed suicide by consuming poison at a park in New Delhi area yesterday evening. Police said he along with some other ex-servicemen was in the process of submitting a memorandum to the Defence Ministry over the issue of OROP. According to his friends, Grewal had been upset over the issue for sometime.Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will visit the family of ex-serviceman in Haryana. Tweeting about the same, Kejriwal said that the entire nation should stand up for the rights of Defence personnel and question PM Narendra Modi over it.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will visit the family of ex-serviceman in Haryana. Tweeting about the same, Kejriwal said that the entire nation should stand up for the rights of Defence personnel and question PM Narendra Modi over it.

Kejriwal, a bitter critic of Modi, 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.

Dubbing the incident as ‘unfortunate’, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Commando Surinder Singh alleged that the BJP-led NDA Government at the Centre was indulging in politics over the Indian Army.

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