Army veteran Ram Kishan Grewal’s suicide has triggered a political storm. His Suicide has given an opportunity for the oppositions to attack Modi Government. They are questioning Modi Government over OROP. They are attacking the Government saying that Modi Government has failed to implement OROP scheme.
But the truth has been revealed by the defense Ministry. Manohar Parrikar has said that the veteran who committed suicide was the recipient of OROP. And he had received a lesser amount as part of the One Rank-One Pension scheme under the 6th pay commission due to an error in calculation by the bank. It was not the fault of Government. Manohar Parrikar in his tweet has said that the Government is committed to ex-servicemen welfare.
— Manohar Parrikar (@manoharparrikar) November 2, 2016
But the irony here is that the Congress Government who have failed to implement OROP for 40 years are now questioning the Government over OROP.
Here is the Congress’ history on OROP which will expose their hypocrisy and which will expose as to why Congress’ outcry on OROP is not valid:
1973: Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi created the OROP Issue. She terminated OROP benefits in 1973 when she was PM – But no one criticized the Congress Government then…….
1986: Indira Gandhi’s son and Former Prime Minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi, in another move, had implemented rank pay for army officers. However, the section disapproved it as it affected their basic pay and designation – But no one criticized the Congress Government then…….
1991: PV Narasimha Rao came as Prime Minister but not demanded OROP – But no one criticized the Congress Government then…….
2004-2014: The Congress, in its manifesto, had mentioned that the issue of OROP will be scrutinized and a solution will be obtained. But Congress President had failed to implement OROP during UPA-I and UPA-II rule from 2004-2014 – But no one criticized the Congress Government then…….
And Rahul Gandhi who never talked about OROP is now talking about the OROP issue.
In 2016, Modi Government solved the 40-year-old issue and implemented OROP in just 1.5 years time. But what is he getting in return – CRITICISM AND ONLY CRITICISM !! Why??