New Delhi, Oct 16: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday attacked the central government over the OROP (One Rank, One Pension).
“We discussed the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, wrong non-strategic approach of the government and the cost that is being paid by our soldiers. We also spoke about the Rafale deal. These things are connected. The connection is that Anil Ambani can be given Rs 30,000 crore for doing nothing, but our soldiers can’t be given OROP,” he said.
The amount of Rs 30,000 crore was more than enough to resolve the OROP issue, he told media after the meeting a group of retired defence personnel.
“We had a very instructive meeting today. A couple of things came up. The OROP issue came up and ex-servicemen clearly said that OROP has not been implemented by the Prime Minister,” he said.
Gandhi also vowed to fulfil all the commitments the party had made on the ‘one rank, one pension’ issue if congrees voted to power.