New Delhi: The Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi, on Wednesday, reached RML hospital to inquire about the entire matter related with the alleged suicide of an ex-serviceman over the issue of the One Rank One Pension scheme (OROP).
However, he had to return from the gate itself as he was not allowed to go inside the building.
“Naya Hindustan ban raha hai bhaiya”, (A new Indian is in the making) said Rahul Gandhi after not being allowed to meet family of ex-serviceman in RML Hospital. He left the place.
“It is a non-democratic kind of mentality,” Congress VP added.
He again urged PM Narendra Modi to implement OROP in “meaningful way” after ex-serviceman allegedly committed suicide.
I urge the PM once again: soldiers should not have to struggle to claim what is their due.OROP must be implemented in a meaningful way!
— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) November 2, 2016
“Let us show our gratitude to our brave soldiers not only through our words but also through our actions. My letter to the Hon. Prime Minister”, Congress VP tweeted.
Let us show our gratitude to our brave soldiers not only through our words but also through our actions. My letter to the Hon. Prime Minister pic.twitter.com/8J1pLCs54N
— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) October 29, 2016
The 70-year-old ex-serviceman Ram Kishan Grewal had been upset over the issue for sometime. He had been protesting at Jantar Mantar since Monday against the delay in the implementation of the One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme.
What’s there in suicide note:
In the suicide note left by the ex army jawan, he said that he is sacrificing his life for his country, for his motherland and for all the army men in the nation.
Grewal committed suicide by consuming poison at a park in New Delhi area on Tuesday evening. Police said that he along with some other ex-servicemen was in the process of submitting a memorandum over the issue of OROP.
Ex-servicemen have been protesting over the OROP scheme introduced by the government for quite some time now.