AAP’s Manish Sisodia tried to politicise suicide over OROP; detained by Delhi police

Manish Sisodia detained in OROP suicide case

NEW DELHI: AAP leader and deputy chief minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia was detained today by Delhi Police when he visited RML hospital to meet ex-servicemen’s kin who has allegedly committed suicide at the Jantar Mantar over the delay in implementation of the One Rank, One Pension (OROP) scheme.

Sisodia was also in the news recently when he holidayed in Europe at public expense and travelled first class while Delhi was hit with Dengue fever resulting in many deaths.

Ex-serviceman Ram Kishan Grewal consumed poison last afternoon. However, the cause behind Grewal’s suicide is yet to be ascertained.

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Grewal’s son Jaswant urged the Modi Government to look into the matter.

“My father sacrificed for the nation. He was demanding the One Rank, One Pension. The Modi Government should think about this,” he said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while celebrating the Diwali with the army and ITBP personnel in Sumdo, Kinnaur, had said that the first instalment of nearly Rs. 5,500 crore has been paid for implementing the OROP scheme.

OROP scheme has been a long-standing demand of nearly three-million ex-servicemen and war widows in the country.

It seeks to ensure that a uniform pension is paid to defence personnel, who retire at the same rank with the same length of service irrespective of their date of retirement.
The Prime Minister also asserted that he has “fulfilled the promise” which he made to ex-servicemen on the issue that has been hanging fire for the last 40 years.