1. OROP suicide: Former jawan’s son hits back at VK Singh over slight

OROP suicide: Former jawan’s son hits back at VK Singh over slight

OROP suicide: Hitting out at Union Minister V.K. Singh’s comment on his deceased father, Dilwar Singh Grewal, son of the ex-serviceman who reportedly committed suicide on Tuesday said that his father did not sacrifice his life for his own benefit, but did it for the welfare of the army veterans across the nation.

By: | New Delhi | Published: November 3, 2016 10:43 PM
OROP suicide, former jawan's son, ex serviceman's son, vk singh, dilwar singh grewal, ram kishan grewal  OROP suicide: Earlier today, Singh yet again gave fodder to the opposition saying that the deceased veteran was a Congress worker. (Source: PTI)

OROP suicide: Hitting out at Union Minister VK Singh’s comment on his deceased father, Dilwar Singh Grewal, son of the ex-serviceman who reportedly committed suicide on Tuesday said that his father did not sacrifice his life for his own benefit, but did it for the welfare of the army veterans across the nation. Singh had also alleged that Grewal had fought the Sarpanch elections on a ticket from Congress.

“Sarpanch election is different than regular national elections .He was not from any party, he was just working for the people. He sacrificed his life not for the family but for his co workers,” said ex-serviceman son.

On Wednesday, Singh made a controversial statement as he questioned the mental health status of the Ram Kishan Grewal adding that that very issue of OROP should be kept away from politics.

“Most aspects of the OROP have been covered and that if someone complains over a few pennies and the delay of a few years, he should not be indulged,” Singh said.

“It was a demand made 40 years ago and this government has fulfilled those demands. Some money was to be given, which the Reddy Commission is rectifying. If you cannot wait for that, then it is definitely wrong,” he added.

Earlier today, Singh yet again gave fodder to the opposition saying that the deceased veteran was a Congress worker.

“He was a Congress worker and who fought Sarpanch election on Congress ticket. His suicide is unfortunate,” he said.

The minister also raised questions about the manner in which Grewal committed suicide saying, “Also, how did he procure Sulpha tablets and who gave it to him?”

In response, the Congress asserted that the Centre is hard at work to tarnish the memory of the ex-serviceman.

“Modiji has unleashed the full might of Gen V.K.Singh, M.L.Khattar, Anil Vij & Co. to tarnish the memory of Subedar Ramkishan. Utterly deplorable,” Congress leader Randeep Surjewala said. One Rank One Pension, a longstanding demand of ex-servicemen, grants retired armed forces personnel pension parity with officers and jawans of the same rank who are retiring now.

The ex-serviceman had participated in protests over OROP and his fellow-protesters today asked leaders not to politicise the issue. A group of ex-servicemen say the OROP scheme implemented by the government last year fails to meet key expectations.

Grewal consumed poison on Tuesday. However, the cause behind his suicide is yet to be ascertained. The 69-year-old former jawan was protesting over the OROP issue at Jantar Mantar in Delhi when he committed suicide on Tuesday.

Earlier in the day mortal remains of Grewal, who committed suicide over the OROP issue were consigned to flames as his last rites were perfumed at his native village in Bhiwani, Haryana.

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    bhoomy reddy
    Nov 4, 2016 at 5:51 am
    It had become a hobby(and a strategy) of the buffoons of AAP to insinuate Narendra Modi with any and every happening in this country, however small it is. Now Congress has jumped on the band wagon. Firstly as an Ex- Defence officer I strongly condemn the action of Late Sri Grewal. Servicemen, Ex or otherwise do not despair (and in desperate situations fight back) , worse still, take one's life in vain. By martyring such actions and giving huge ex-gratia, Kejriwal has encouraged some others of the fraternity to follow suit. In the garb of a saviour, Kejriwal is encouraging dissent in the ranks of the services. More than the Congress, the people of India should concentrate on stopping Kejriwal and his band of surrepious traitors from playing games with the country. This ideology and methodology should be exposed in the right light to the people of India and stopped in its tracks. Like Naxalism and other Robin Hood ideologies, this ideology has an initial appeal but will do great harm in the long run.
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      Prasad M
      Nov 4, 2016 at 5:59 am
      Though the comments made by VK Singh is unwarranted and condemnable, the w politicization of the incident by Congress and AAP led to this scenario. This is real Khoon ka Dhalali. Every political party should refrain from doing so. Also the family of army man should refrain from any political party.
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