1. Delhi government announces Rs 1 crore compensation for family of Ram Kishan Grewal

Delhi government announces Rs 1 crore compensation for family of Ram Kishan Grewal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday reached Grewal's residence in Bhiwani, Haryana where he also attended the last rites of the ex-serviceman.

By: | Updated: November 3, 2016 1:48 PM
Arvind-kejriwal-l-pti1 Sympathising with the family, Kejriwal said that the Prime Minister should have met the family of the soldier and added that the pride which led down Congress, will work the same way for BJP.

Amidst the political hullabaloo over the suicide of ex-serviceman Ram Kishan Grewal, the Delhi Government has now announced an amount of Rs 1 crore to be given to the famil fo Grewal.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday reached Grewal’s residence in Bhiwani, Haryana where he also attended the last rites of the ex-serviceman. Sympathising with the family, Kejriwal said that the Prime Minister should have met the family of the soldier and added that the pride which led down Congress, will work the same way for BJP.

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“A soldier committed suicide is this a small issue? The issue they have raised of One Rank, One Pension (OROP) is also right. We are receiving calls from serving officers since morning, they are saying that ‘you are doing the right thing, we can’t say anything as we are within the army,’…” Kejriwal told the media.

Earlier on Wednesday, when Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia went to visit Grewal’s kin at the RML Hospital, he was detained by the Delhi Police and the same incident took place with the Chief Minister. Kejriwal’s detention outside Lady Hardinge hospital in central Delhi around 7:45 PM came after Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi was taken into custody for the second time in a day, in an unprecedented clampdown on Opposition leaders.

“This is worst than Emergency,” the Delhi chief minister told reporters before being taken away while Sisodia tweeted, “This is emergency”.

Remarking on the detention of Kejriwal outside the RMl Hospital on Wednesday, TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee tweeted, “This is all happening in the name of political vendetta. Issues like these make me deeply concerned about national integrity and unity. Very sad that one of our former jawans committed suicide. Unfortunate that Rahul Gandhi and Manish Sisodia were stopped from visiting bereaved family. What is happening ? Unprecedented . A CM is detained in his own State. He cannot move about freely. Unacceptable”

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    Aman
    Nov 3, 2016 at 3:45 pm
    How can you reward who has committed sucide
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      Aman
      Nov 3, 2016 at 3:58 pm
      Is Kejriwal paying 1cr from his personal account if not don't publize it It's not your money
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        GS NAGI
        Nov 4, 2016 at 3:05 am
        In the last 2 years no new Project for Delhi only PR by giving away money of Delhites here and there to serve his personal aspirations 👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎
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          Sunil Sharma
          Nov 4, 2016 at 11:47 am
          Setting wrong example is he encouraging to suicide by giving such a huge amount I think court or central govt should immediately interfere and stop him
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            Krishna Kumar
            Nov 3, 2016 at 10:59 am
            Every party is enled to do politics over the issue. However Delhi CM is going overboard by announcing a payment of Rs 1 crore. Can it not be construed as an incentive for suicide? It may encourage more such desperate people to consider suicide. Our politicians must reflect on this.
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              Sundaresan Srinivasan.
              Nov 3, 2016 at 6:27 pm
              597 military personnel have committed suicide in 5 years Period (between 2009 and 2013). Rajat Pandit | TNN | Jul 22, 2014, 07.08 PM IST....... TIMES OF INDIA NEWS.(URL: - )
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