Congress accuses BJP of changing stand on OROP

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Published: September 3, 2015 5:40:46 PM

Congress spokesman on Thursday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is giving double meaning statements on the issue of One Rank One Pension (OROP) for ex-servicemen.

Congress spokesman Sandeep Dikshit on Thursday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is giving double meaning statements on the issue of One Rank One Pension (OROP) for ex-servicemen.

“Manohar Parrikar has made a dangerous statement that the OROP comes before Bihar elections,” Dikshit said.

He said, “I have yet to see a government which is only focused on elections and can do anything to win an election.”

The Congress accused the BJP of changing statements.

“On the one hand, the finance minister says that the ex-servicemens’ demands are unreasonable, and on other hand, the Prime Minister promises that their demands will be met.”

“Defence Minister keeps saying, demands are linked to the elections,” he added.

Criticising the BJP’s statements, Dikshit said, “The centre is confused.”

The OROP scheme has been a long-standing demand of nearly three million ex-servicemen and war widows in the country.

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