New Delhi: A day after a massive political storm over the suicide of former Army jawan Ram Kishan Grewal over the contentious One Rank One Pension scheme, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal are heading on Thursday to Haryana’s Bhiwani, Grewal’s native village, for his funeral. Rs.1 crore to be granted to the kin of RamkishanGrewal by Delhi Government on Thursday.
We have asked for a report (on Rahul Gandhi, Delhi CM, and Delhi Deputy CM’s detention) from Delhi Police: MoS Home Hansraj Ahir.
Haryana Transport Minister Krishan Lal Panwar announces Rs 10 lakh compensation to family of Ram Kishan Grewal and a job to one family member.
Last rites of ex-jawan Ram Kishan Grewal is underway. “I don’t mind being in police custody, but why did police take his family in custody,” asked Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
The suicide by the army veteran over OROP has snowballed into a huge political controversy with Opposition leaders attacking the Modi government over the One Rank One Pension issue.
Politics peaked over Subedar Ram Kishan Grewal suicide after his demands on One Rank One Pension (OROP) were not met.
Will go to their village and meet Ram Kishanji’s family there today, tweets AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal.
If Rahul Gandhi or Kejriwal wanted to meet the family they should have been allowed, says Trinamool Congress leader Derek O’Brien.
The Congress vice-president’s detention triggered outrage from his party leaders. Senior leader P Chidambaram has asked for the resignation of Delhi’s top cop BS Bassi.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi were detained yesterday after they tried to meet the grieving family of Ram Kishan Grewal. Both Kejriwal and Gandhi were later released.
“The central government is intent on goondagardi. I am the Chief Minister of Delhi. An ex-serviceman has committed suicide. Is it not my duty to meet his family?” asked Kejrwal. Forensic experts on Wednesday night conducted the post-mortem of the body of ex-serviceman Ram Kishan Grewal whose alleged suicide over the OROP issue snowballed into a huge political show with Rahul Gandhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other opposition leaders attacking the Modi government on the issue.
Meanwhile, the ex-servicemen’s body has been sent to his hometown Bhiwani in Haryana after the postmortem.