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‘Both farmers and soldiers committing suicide in Modi Raj’, says Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today made a stringent attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the suicide of an ex-serviceman here, saying both farmers and soldiers were ending their lives in his regime.

India TV Politics Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: November 02, 2016 11:29 IST ]
Image Source : PTI ‘Both farmers and soldiers committing suicide in Modi Raj’, says Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today made a stringent attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the suicide of an ex-serviceman here, saying both farmers and soldiers were ending their lives in his regime.

Kejriwal, a bitter critic of Modi, also alleged that the Prime Minister was "lying" that the One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme was being implemented by the Centre, contending that ex-serviceman, Ram Kishan Grewal, would not have committed suicide if the scheme was being executed by the Centre.

"Both farmers and soldiers are committing suicide in Modi Raj. That means the Prime Minister is lying that OROP has been implemented. Why would Ram Kishan ji have committed suicide if OROP was being implemented?" Kejriwal said on Twitter.

The AAP leader also rued that it was "very sad" to see that soldiers have to fight against external enemy along border and "within" for their rights.

The whole nation should stand up for their rights, he urged.

Meanwhile, it is learnt that Kejriwal will attend the cremation of Grewal later in the day.

70-year-old Grewal allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison over the issue of OROP here yesterday, police said.

Garehwal also left behind a suicide note in which he expressed extreme displeasure over being denied benefits of sixth and seventh pay commissions. 

He also mentioned that the government has not been able to correct the discrepancy in pensions.

(With PTI inputs)

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