OROP implementation status as on September, 2016
New Delhi, November 2: The union minister General VK Singh on Wednesday reacted to the suicide of Indian soldier demanding the implementation of One rank One Pension (OROP).
VK Singh said that the mental condition of the jawan needs to be investigated. "Reason for his suicide being reported is OROP, don’t know what his mental state was, need investigation," Singh told ANI.
“OROP should be kept away from politics, that will be better. Rahul Gandhi should not politicise this,” VK Singh added. The 70-year-old ex-serviceman Ram Kishan Grewal committed suicide by consuming poison at a park in New Delhi area on Tuesday evening.
Earlier in the day on Wednesday, the deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia was detained by Delhi Police as he reached the Ram Manohar Lohiya Hospital to meet the relatives of the deceased.
Thereafter, Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi was blocked outside the RML Hospital to meet the kins of ex-servicemen but was again detained by the cops. Despite the repeated attempts, he was not allowed inside after which the Congress leader lashed out at Modi government.
Following the incident, Congress and AAP activists staged a protest outside the Parliament Street Police Station. In the evening again, Rahul Gandhi was detained outside the Connaught Place police station and taken to Mandir Marg Police Station. Meanwhile, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal's Convoy was also blocked by the cops.