NEW DELHI - 21 May 15 (21.32h updated)
Amid growing demands for 'one- rank-one-pension" for ex-servicemen, Rahul Gandhi will now be taking up their cause by meeting representatives of former military personnel and war widows at the Congress headquarters here on Saturday.
Party sources said that Gandhi is taking up the cause of "one-rank-one-pension" at a time when there is unhappiness among ex-servicemen over non-implementation of the scheme.
Congress alleges that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has gone back on his words on the issue after promising to implement the scheme for retired military personnel.
The demand for one-rank-one-pension scheme made by soldiers had been acceded to by the Congress led UPA government and announced again by BJP dispensation after it came to power last year. The UPA government had even allocated Rs 8300 crore budget for the scheme.
Reports had it that the Comptroller of Defence Accounts has estimated that the cost of one-rank-one-pension could be as high as Rs 9,300 crore.
Earlier, the Congress Vice President had taken up a variety of issues including the protests against the land acquisition bill to woo farmers, real estate bill to empathise with urban middle class and protection of youth through net neutrality.
(Source - Business Standard/PTI)
A good opposition is required for a healthy democracy.ReplyDelete
Opposition z wEakDelete
d ruling party z taking
Anti advantage of dis
rahul bhia maidan me uttar jaw um log ex service men with you always and ever. modiney umko thoka thiya
Sale Rahul or congressi ne kya kiya itne saalon me. Sabke sab bastard h khaskar congress ne to desh ko barbad kiya phir v congress n deshdrohi Nehru/ Gandhi ka gungan karte ho means aap v to deshdrohi hue na.? Shame on uDelete
Modi government foolishly gives chance to Rahul Gandhi to mess around with OROP and take some undeserved credit but then FM,DM and PM are to be blamed for this.ReplyDelete
"वन रैंक वन पेंशन" को दोनो सदनों और राष्ट्रपति के संयुक्त शेषण मे अभिभाषण और अंतिम निर्नय पर पहुचने के बावजूद बी.जे.पी./मोदी और तीनो सेनाओ के अवकाश प्राप्त एवं वर्तमान मे भी शीर्ष पद पर बैठे देश के रक्षा अधिकारीयों को पूर्ण आश्वस्थ करने के बावजूद "ओ आर ओ पी" मोदी ने अपनी मर्जी तक लटकाया, ये (डिक्टेटरशिप) नही तो और क्या ?ReplyDelete
Dear NKP Singh I agree with ur's viewsDelete
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Who is responsible not to implement orop, MM, Modi, Rahul ? Rahul is not responsible for this he has no portfolio in the UPA/NDA, MM is ex PM was responsible then not now, Now Modi is fully responsible as present PMReplyDelete
JiO mere LaL I too agree with ur's commentsDelete
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Sorry here u are 100% wrong. In UPA era even pm was having that much power as Rahul wa having so plz donot tell a lieDelete
Dear rahul brother,ReplyDelete
You undertake whirl wind tour to all states and union territory to know about the real sufferings of ex service men, how it is being addressed or redressed in real term on the ground. come on the ground mix with the people, we all with you for ever to mitigate the sufferings of people, start now it self
yours foot soldier