Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday was not allowed to meet the family members of a retired Army man who allegedly committed suicide on Tuesday.While, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and another Aam Aadmi Party lawmaker were taken away from Ram Manohar Lohia hospital while they were meeting the veteran’s family by the police.
“This is the mentality of new India,” said Gandhi after he was not allowed to meet the Veteran’s family.
It is said that the deceased army man committed suicide upset over one-rank-one-pension (OROP) scheme ( a longstanding demand of ex-servicemen, grants retired armed forces personnel pension parity with officers and jawans of the same rank who are retiring now).
The delhi deputy CM and AAP lawmaker Commnader Surident Singh had scuffle with the police and later bundled into a bus a few minutes after they arrived at the hospital. According to AAP members the police forced them out stating that their (AAP party members) presence was disturbing the hospital serenity.
Soon after the scuffle between AAP party workers and police at and near the hospital campus Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, “Manish Sisodia detained? He had gone to meet family of deceased Ram Kishan ji. He is elected Dy CM. Whats wrong wid u Modiji? So insecure?”
The Delhi CM also released a video in which he attacked the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi government in a video accusing it of lying about the implementations of OROP.
Retired Subedar Ram Kishen Grewal allegedly consumed poison on the lawns of a government building in Delhi.
Family members of the deceased subedar said that Grewal killed himself because he had still not recieved the increased pension promised to him by the government under the OROP scheme.
Talking to the media India’s Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar said, ‘I express my heartfelt condolences to the family of the deceased veteran. I am saddened by his death an asked the officials to provide me the details.’