1. BJP defends Arun Jaitley, says govt committed to end OROP deadlock

BJP defends Arun Jaitley, says govt committed to end OROP deadlock

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday reiterated its stand on ending the One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme deadlock, after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley virtually rejected a key demand of ex-servicemen asking for parity in pensions, saying the latter's comment has been 'misinterpreted'.

By: | Published: September 1, 2015 5:51 PM

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday reiterated its stand on ending the One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme deadlock, after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley virtually rejected a key demand of ex-servicemen asking for parity in pensions, saying the latter’s comment has been ‘misinterpreted’.

“This is a misinterpretation of his (Arun Jaitley) comments. The prime minister has said this from the ramparts of Red Fort that he will try to solve the OROP. The process is conducted at the highest level,” said BJP leader M J Akbar.

He also said the government is fully committed to solve the deadlock and the highest officials of the country are engaged in finding out the answers.

On Monday Jaitley said the OROP scheme couldn’t hike an ex-soldier’s dues annually, as demanded by former war veterans, saying, it wasn’t done anywhere in the world and would be a liability for future generations.

“I have my own formula on what OROP means. Somebody else may have their own formula on OROP, but it has to be within a reasonable and rational criteria. You can’t have an OROP where pensions are revised every month, or every year,” said Jaitley.

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    Hurt Indian
    Sep 1, 2015 at 8:15 pm
    Hope now AJ's troll gang will stop abusing the veterans unnecessarily
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      Wadhwa
      Sep 1, 2015 at 7:17 pm
      Let good sense prevail upon PMO and the PM . Mr FM is trying to leave no stone unturned in sabotaging the OROP and tarnishing the good image of our beloved PM.
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        Dr GS
        Sep 1, 2015 at 6:48 pm
        Different functionaries of the govt. talking in different voices. Such utter confusion and indecisiveness at highest levels bodes ill for the country. Govt. should formulate its cohesive stand and then everybody should talk in one voice.
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          jumla_baaz
          Sep 1, 2015 at 5:59 pm
          who is the actual prime minister of india? Shri NARENDRA MODI not the kitchen housekeeper who defined and cleared orop finally and who can redefine it? parliament and not individuals and certainly not babooshkas !!! take away orop and NFU for ALL the creme-de-la-creme or give accelarated NFU to defence personnel and OROP to all and the problem is solved!!!!!! Simple if you want to do it and failed arithmetic exams if you cant and law is always a good alternate career option?? all apples or oranges for all or bananas for nobody !!!!! if you see the fruits see them in correct perspective. dont bend a few for a few unprivileged ones
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            Raj Singh
            Sep 2, 2015 at 9:18 am
            It is only the Hon'ble PM, who must come forward with a positive atude uninfluenced by all those bent upon letting him down with their latent designs.
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              Subhash
              Sep 1, 2015 at 10:13 pm
              THIS MAN IS TOO SMALL A FRY IN N BJP HIERARCHY TO UME UPON HIMSELF THE RESPONSIBILITY TO CLARIFY WHAT JAITLEY SAID AND WHAT HE ACTUALLY MEANT. THIS DAMAGE CONTROL EXERCISE IS TOTALLY FUTILE.
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              1. Sethu KS
                Sep 2, 2015 at 2:38 pm
                1.25 Lakh offered by this so called "housewife" to bribe Bihar voters and no hesitation. Which school he studied ? I pitty his Maths teacher.....
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                1. Sethu KS
                  Sep 2, 2015 at 2:34 pm
                  Will have to pay heavily ............................
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