Bengaluru: Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said that the Modi government holds the armed forces and their families in highest esteem and it is working hard on the One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme.
"It is a very important issue. That should be settled... we are working on that in principle ... We hold our armed forces in highest esteem, their families also," Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said.
He was commenting on social activist Anna Hazare's protest at Jantar Mantar in the national capital on the issue.
Hazare today accused the NDA government of not fulfilling even a "single promise" including implementation of OROP scheme.
All issues cannot be resolved in a year and people have to understand NDA had "inherited bad economy and it is under repair", Naidu told PTI here.
On reports that the government was trying to collect information to show the presence of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim in Pakistan, Naidu said even if the government had details, it wouldn't be good to reveal them.
"The government is trying its best to get him back. He is responsible for heinous crime and massacre of the people. Even if we have details it is not good to reveal them unless you are able to get him," he said.
Taking a jibe at Congress on the matter, Naidu said, "Who is responsible for allowing Dawood to go out of India, first? Under whose regime and who was the Chief Minister?"