New Delhi: Hitting back, BJP on Wednesday accused Rahul Gandhi and Arvind Kejriwal of doing "politics over deaths" after they targeted Modi government over suicide by an ex-serviceman, and asserted that it had fulfilled its commitment on OROP, while Congress had failed to do so.
"The suicide of ex-serviceman Ram Kishan Grewal is unfortunate and our sympathies are with his family. What is even more unfortunate is the politics over his death. As far as OROP is concerned, the government has fulfilled its commitment and ex-servicemen are benefiting from it.
"What Rahul Gandhi and Kejriwal are doing is nothing but politics over death. It seems they keep looking for doing politics wherever such deaths occur," BJP National Secretary Shrikant Sharma said in a statement.
Hitting out at the two opposition leaders, he said they "pick and choose deaths" for their politics and cited suicide of an woman, who had earlier accused an AAP leader of sexually exploiting her, in AAP-ruled Delhi and similar deaths in Congress-ruled Karnataka and earlier in Kerala.
These leaders took no action when their party leaders and governments were in the dock, he said.
"Kejriwal is a leader who has solutions to all problems in the world except for the ones in Delhi. His MLAs have been accused of all sorts of crime from rape to keeping forged certificates but he has done nothing," he said targeting the AAP leader.
Lashing out at the Congress Vice-President, the BJP spokesperson said, "Gandhi is a part-time non-serious politician. His party's government always misled ex-servicemen. He should answer why it did not implement OROP."
"At a time when country is facing threats from terrorists and there is a need to boost morale of armed forces, these leaders are harming them with their politics," he alleged.