Congress Accuses BJP of Changing Stand on OROP

Sandeep Dikshit said BJP is giving double meaning statements on the issue of OROP for ex-servicemen.

Published: 03rd September 2015 03:23 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd September 2015 03:25 PM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: Congress spokesman Sandeep Dikshit on Thursday said the BJP is giving double meaning statements on the issue of One Rank One Pension (OROP) for ex-servicemen.

“Manohar Parrikar has made a dangerous statement that the OROP comes before Bihar elections,” Dikshit said.

He told ANI, “I have yet to see a government which is only focused on elections and can do anything to win an election.”

The Congress accused the BJP of changing statements. 

“On the one hand, the finance minister says that the ex-servicemens' demands are unreasonable, and on other hand, the Prime Minister promises that their demands will be met.”

“Defence Minister keeps saying, demands are linked to the elections,” he added.

Criticising  the  BJP’s statements, Dikshit said, “The centre is confused.”(ANI)

The OROP scheme has been a long-standing demand of nearly three million ex-servicemen and war widows in the country. ANI

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