1. OROP suicide: Manish Sisodia detained outside RML Hospital; Arvind Kejriwal, Rahul Gandhi hit out at PM Narendra Modi

OROP suicide: Manish Sisodia detained outside RML Hospital; Arvind Kejriwal, Rahul Gandhi hit out at PM Narendra Modi

Ex-serviceman Ram Kishan Grewal allegedly committed suicide at the Jantar Mantar in Delhi over the delay in implementation of the One Rank, One Pension (OROP) scheme.

By: | Updated: November 2, 2016 6:56 PM
manish sisodia Retorting over the incident, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal quickly took to Twitter and attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his “insecurity.”

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia was detained outside the RML hospital on Wednesday when he went to visit the kin of ex-serviceman Ram Kishan Grewal, who committed suicide earlier in the day over the issue of One Rank One Pension scheme (OROP) in the national capital.

Retorting over the incident, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal quickly took to Twitter and attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his “insecurity.” He also added that if a minister goes to pay his condolences to the family, is it correct to “arrest” him.

70-year-old ex-serviceman Ram Kishan Grewal committed suicide by consuming poison at a park in New Delhi area. 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.

Meanwhile, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi also took to Twitter to extend his condolences tot he Grewal family and to urge PM Modi that “OROP should be implemented in a meaningful way.”

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.

“A very unfortunate incident has taken place with this family. For the last one day, Grewal and 50 other ex-servicemen were sitting on strike. They wanted to present their memorandum to the Defence Minister. He had to wait for two days for the Defence Minister. When he was going to meet him, he faced many hurdles. In his memorandum he wrote that he is sacrificing his life for the nation and for the soldiers,” he told the media.

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