Our soldiers want OROP Modi says hes busy doing yoga Rahul

first_img“Before the elections, Modiji went to Haryana, Punjab, and said OROP will be done immediately when they will come to power,” said Gandhi while addressing his party workers at the Netaji Indoor Stadium in Kolkata.“It has been one year now. The soldiers are crying and threatening to launch an agitation. They are asking the government to disclose as to when the OROP would be implemented… Modiji says I am busy doing yoga, ask me later,” he added.Earlier in May, the Congress Vice-President had said that he would ‘pressurise’ the Centre to act on the One-Rank, One-Pension issue at the earliest. Gandhi, who met a delegation from the ex-servicemen cell of the party, said the UPA regime had made provisions for the scheme and had even allocated the money but the government failed to implement it. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJIThe Indian Ex-Servicemen Movement (IESM), a leading association of retired military personnel, has said that they would agitate and call for a hunger strike, if their demands for one-rank, one-pension are not met. Officials of the IESM announced their plans to launch an agitation after a meeting with Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar to discuss the OROP issue ended inconclusively.Major General (retired) Satbir Singh, who is the vice-chairman of IESM, said that their meeting with the Defence Minister was inconclusive. He said they will hold a rally at the Jantar Mantar from June 14 and will begin the hunger strike from June 15. “The Chief of Army Staff had told us to meet the Defence Minister before holding a meeting. We, the members of Indian Ex-servicemen movement (IESM), met the Defence Minister. He told us that the ministry is working on it.”last_img

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