NEW DELHI:ARVIND YADAV / HTThursday marked the 24th death anniversary of former PM Rajiv Gandhi. Rahul and Robert Vadra share a lighter moment after attending the memorial held at ‘Vir Bhumi’ in Delhi.
Hoping to strike a chord with around 3 million ex-servicemen, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will this week nudge the Modi government to deliver on its election promise to implement one-rank one-pension (OROP) in the armed forces.
Gandhi will meet a group of ex-servicemen at the party headquarters on Saturday where he will try to corner the NDA government, a Congress leader said.
Over the last few weeks, the three-time Amethi MP has been unsparing in his attacks on the Narendra Modi government over issues concerning farmers, landless labourers, netizens, middle class home buyers and fishermen.
Gandhi had raised the demand with the UPA government and persuaded the finance ministry to approve OROP. This would give retired soldiers of the same rank and the same length of service the same pension, irrespective of when they retired.
“I am on your side. I understand your concerns. You give your life for the country. I will do all that I can to see that your demands are met,” Gandhi had told a group of 1,000-odd ex-servicemen from Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan and Punjab during an interaction in February 2014.
Congress leaders pointed out that the BJP had pledged to quickly roll-out OROP but appeared to be dithering on its implementation.
However, government sources hinted that the long-pending demand could be announced anytime soon, with a corpus of about ` 8,400 crore. The push for OROP will also benefit about 6,00,000 widows and 1.5 million serving military personnel.(SOURCE - HINDUSTAN TIMES)
When upa was in power they had not implemented now they r in opp what they can do.ReplyDelete
Neither veteran should attend their rally nor should come closure to them.
All the people in the photo are corrupted and damaged the india.... thooReplyDelete
For ten years congress didn't bother about the OROP and was too arrogant to listen to ESM and now they are just trying to play politics because BJP for all their unambiguous commitment to grant OROP have delayed it beyond any acceptable time frame..Pressuring the BJP by any means without involving congress ( do not forget the history of treatment by this very leadership ) is the correct step as BJP has much to loose by antagonizing ESM .ReplyDelete
Veteran do you believe this papu?ReplyDelete
They sytematically decimated the Fauji over the past 60 yrs in protocol, ceremonies, pay, status & dignity.ReplyDelete
And now Pappu comes along championing the Fauji cause.
C'mon, credit us with some intelligence , PLEASE!
A great revelation indeed. It needs to be shared to as many as possible. All the people in the photo are corrupted and damaged the india.... thoo Bihar election date 2015.ReplyDelete