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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal calls PM Narendra Modi and his Government “Anti-Army”

Arvind kejriwal questions the central government on OROP, disability pension and SIT reports.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Wikimedia

October 27, 2016: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday attacked the Narendra Modi government, calling it “anti-army” and accusing him of “just using” the army’s sacrifices for political gains.

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He further added that the central government has given the Special Investigation Team (SIT), formed to investigate the anti-Sikh riots, “another” extension.

A few days back, a media report stated that the armed forces were disappointed with the letters issued by the Defense Ministry regarding their rank differences and their civilian counterparts.

AAP’s convener, Kejriwal responded to the report in his tweet by saying- “Weak OROP, reduction in disability pension and now this. Isn’t Modi government anti-army? They just milch (sic) army’s sacrifices for political gains.”

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According to the report, the rank of the army officers would be brought down as compared to their earlier status, after the circular issued by the Defense Ministry. The OROP (One Rank One Pension) would grant an equal pension to the retired armed forces personnel as well as to the officers who are retiring now.

The government has recently changed the disability pension, which was equal to the last drawn salary of the Indian soldiers for 100% disability and has reduced their pension by a huge amount. However, the Defense Ministry asked the Anomaly Committee of the 7th Pay Commission to withhold the system and continue the old system.

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In another tweet, Kejriwal questioned the government over the SIT investigation of 1984 riots. He tweeted, “Extension after extension. Zero result till now. Obviously, there is no intention (to bring justice). Intention is to save culprits of 1984 riots.”

The SIT was initially given six months to file the report in February 2015. Since then, two extensions have been provided to the team. According to the media report, the SIT has been given another extension till February 2017.

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Kejriwal exposed as a liar: BJP leader

He also accused Kejriwal of hatching a conspiracy to mislead people by playing the emotional card of apology

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, VOA
  • Arvind Kejriwal apologised to Bikram Singh Majithia
  • BJP leader says that this apology established himself
  • BJP also alleged that Kejriwal did nothing while state aced so many problems

A day after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal apologised to former Punjab Minister Bikram Singh Majithia for alleging that he was involved in the drug trade, the BJP Delhi unit on Friday said he has exposed himself as a “liar”.

The BJP also alleged that he was doing nothing even while the people of the national capital were facing a number of issues due to sealing.

Arvind Kejriwal apologized to Bikram Singh Majithia. IANS

Addressing a press conference here, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Delhi unit President Manoj Tiwari said: ” What we have been saying for long has been proved today. He is a liar. He has apologised to Majithia for making false allegations against him.”

“He is on his way to apologise to (Union Finance Minister) Arun Jaitley ji and (Union Transport Minister) Nitin Gadkari ji for making false allegations,” the BJP leader said. Kejriwal is facing defamation cases in court for levelling allegations against Jaitley and Gadkari.

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The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief on Thursday apologised to the Shiromani Akali Dal leader in Punjab for making allegations of involvement in the drug trade, following which the latter said that he will withdraw a defamation suit filed in an Amristar court.

Tiwari, who represents the northeast Delhi constituency in the Lok Sabha, accused Kejriwal of misleading the people over the ongoing sealing drive in the national capital.

BJP MLA Vijender Gupta accused the AAP chief of only rendering “lip service” on the sealing drive and urged the Chief Minister to hold an all-party meeting with the Supreme Court-appointed Monitoring committee overseeing the drive.

“Since December last, Kejriwal is only doing lip service on the issue of sealing drive. He has done nothing to stop it,” Gupta, the Leader of Opposition in the Delhi Assembly, said.

He said that though Lt Governor Anil Baijal cleared the file for notifying 351 roads in the capital on February 8, the matter is still pending. “Why hasn’t he (Kejriwal) notified the 351 roads in the last 45 days?” Gupta asked.

BJP leaders are calling this apology a gimmick.

He also accused Kejriwal of hatching a conspiracy to mislead people by playing the emotional card of apology. Gupta warned the Monitoring Committee members not to act outside the law and said: “If the monitoring committee acts against law, then the BJP will oppose it.”

“We are going to inform the three municipal corporations of Delhi not to follow the commands of the Monitoring Committee if it goes against the law,” he said. “The MCDs should approach the court and also make Kejriwal a party,” the BJP leader added. IANS