Accept OROP demand on Independence Day: Kejriwal to PM Modi

Written by: IANS
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New Delhi, Aug 14: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday criticized the eviction of ex-servicemen from a protest site here and urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to accept on Independence Day Saturday their demand for One Rank One Pension (OROP).

"Ex-servicemen being forcibly thrown out of Jantar Mantar? Bizarre. They protected us till yesterday. Now they are a security threat for Independence Day?" the Aam Aadmi Party leader tweeted.

'Accept OROP demand on Aug 15'

"Within a year, the NDA has started behaving the way UPA behaved in its second term. This is how UPA-II would crush movements," he said.

A section of former soldiers had been on a relay hunger strike on the issue of at the Jantar Mantar protest site here since June 15. On Friday, police made them leave the site.

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"I urge the PM to announce (the) acceptance of the demand of OROP of our ex-servicemen from Red Fort tomorrow," Kejriwal said.

The OROP will benefit 25 lakh ex-servicemen.


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