New Delhi:Ex-servicemen, who are on a relay hunger strike at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi for the implementation of One Rank One Pension (OROP), today reached out to West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress Chairperson Mamata Banerjee.
They handed over a letter written to Mamata Banerjee, seeking her support for their cause.Leader of AITC Parliamentary Party in the Rajya Sabha and Chief National Spokesperson, Derek O’Brien met the protestors on behalf of Mamata Banerjee earlier on Wednesday. He spent about one hour at Jantar Mantar speaking to the veterans. He lent support to their cause on behalf of Trinamool Congress.
The ex-servicemen were given several assurances in the past, as recently as 2013 and 2014, regarding the implementation of OROP; the assurances have still not been fulfilled.
“This letter will reach Mamata di and she will even consider visiting them when she is next Delhi,” Derek said.
Trinamool will extend all support to the agitation by ex-servicemen and raise the issue both in and outside Parliament.