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PM Narendra Modi should fulfil promise of implementing OROP: Rahul Gandhi

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Friday extended his support to ex-servicemen protesting over 'One Rank, One Pension' and asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to declare a date for the implementation of the long pending demand of the armed forces.


PM Narendra Modi should fulfil promise of implementing OROP: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Friday extended his support to ex-servicemen protesting over 'One Rank, One Pension' and asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to declare a date for the implementation of the long pending demand of the armed forces.

Rahul today went to Jantar Mantar and met the protesting (retired) personnel of the armed forces.

After meeting them, the Congress vice president asked PM Modi to announce the final date as to when his NDA government will implement the OROP.

“The Prime Minister had promised to implement OROP, so now he should fulfil his promise,” Rahul said.

The Amethi MP denounced police action to evict protesters from Jantar Mantar earlier today. “These people shouldn't be removed, they're protesting for their right,” the Gandhi scion opined.

Showing solidarity with the retired ex-servicemen, Rahul added, “People from armed forces spend their lives on the border, and now they are fighting for their rights.”

Rahul's reaction comes after agitating ex-servicemen demanding implementation of OROP were today allegedly manhandled by the Delhi Police as it tried to evict them from protest hotspot Jantar Mantar here ahead of the Independence Day celebrations for security reason.

The police said they tried to evict protesters from various outfits from Jantar Mantar in the heart of the capital following a request by civic agency New Delhi Municipal Council.

The ex-servicemen requested Police Commissioner BS Bassi to restore their tents.

Later the Delhi Police announced that the ex-servicemen can continue with their protest.

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