Patna, Jun 1: With Narendra Modi seeking time from ex-servicemen to address the vexed issue of one-rank, one pension, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said Prime Minister's promise on OROP was another 'jumla' as the one on black money even as he favoured inclusion of paramilitary personnel in the scheme.
"Now he (PM) is saying he had not thought that OROP issue would be so vexed, like black money he also made tall promises about OROP to get vote and has no clue how to move forward on the subject," Kumar said.
"Like the return of black money and giving Rs 15-20 lakh to poor out of it and providing enhanced Minimum Support Price (MSP) to farmers, which will be one-and-half times of the input cost, the OROP also seems merely a 'jumla' (popular saying) by the PM," he told reporters after a 'Janata ke Darbar me Mukhya Mantri' programme.
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The senior Janata Dal (United) leader slammed PM's assertions during his monthly radio show "Mann ki Baat" yesterday and called for inclusion of paramilitary personnel for OROP.
"Are the rates of commodities and health expenditure different for different category of people paramilitary personnel does difficult jobs at the borders and should be included in OROP," he said.
"What kind of efficiency the Narendra Modi government is showing in which they have no commitment towards any of the poll promises?" Kumar said.