Ludhiana, Jul 6: Ex servicemen will hold a protest march from Military Station at Bathinda here on July 8 demanding One Rank One Pension (OROP).
Announcing this, president of the Indian Ex Services League (Punjab), Brig (Retd) Inder Mohan Singh said here today that their aim is to organise peaceful disciplined protest at Bathinda to apprise the serving soldiers who are going to be tomorrow's veterans. He said that memorandum would also be presented to the concerned authority on that day.
Brig (Retd) Singh said that Punjab has 14 army stations and 5 Air Force stations and such protest rallies would also be organised at every station.
Regarding the political brouhaha, he said, "The last UPA government continued to make a mockery of the issue by announcing different versions of OROP ..." Whereas the BJP made it a part of its poll plank during the last Lok Sabha elections but now nothing is being done to fulfil the promise, he said.