But, as prime minister, Narendra Modi surely needs to reach out to his sceptics and critics and not just to the already converted
Additionally, Orop will likely be a major shouting match in the forthcoming session of Parliament. Prudence requires that the government resolves it earliest — preferably before the Parliament reconvenes.
The 70-year-old ex-serviceman had consumed poison in the lawns behind Jawahar Bhavan, which houses some offices of the Ministry of External Affairs, on 1 November.
Rahul Gandhi, who was detained by Delhi Police thrice in two days over the issue, told the media that he met some 80 ex-servicemen and "they said what Modiji is calling Orop implementation is only pension enhancement"
All told, it is the Modi government that implemented its poll promise within 15 months of coming into office of implementing the Orop.
When the Facebook page 'Truth of Gujarat' posted a screenshot of four tweets, a pattern very commonly used by trolls was revealed behind the OROP outrage.
If anything, paying his family a bonanza while our men face bullets on the border or freeze in sub-zero temperatures is to call them cowards and this man heroic.
Kejriwal, Sisodia and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi were detained by police when they tried to meet Grewal's family.
An ex-serviceman allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison over the issue of One Rank One Pension scheme (OROP) in New Delhi.
Orop is a complex financial muddle, it has nuances that a common man would find difficult to understand.
Indira Gandhi had repealed Orop and his own government did precious little to implement it but try telling that to Rahul Gandhi whose righteous indignation over Orop was matched only by the duplicity of Kejriwal.
Till the time he committed suicide on Wednesday, all Subedar Grewal had wished for himself was an increase of about Rs 5,000 in his pension, which he thought he was legitimately entitled to as per the recommendations of Orop and Seventh Pay Commission.
SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Thursday advised Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit families of martyrs and said he does not advocate Indo-Pak war but a middle path so that soldiers do not have to make the supreme sacrifice to protect the borders.
Had there been any sincerity in the approach of our politicians to solve the concerns of the retired soldiers, they would not have been forced to take their protests to the streets in the first place.
After the suicide over Orop issue, Delhi Police detained many politicians. But after Gajendra Singh's suicide, there were no detentions.
The political degradation of the India was once again on display in the capital of the country — politicising the death of the Late Subedar Ram Kishen Grewal who was also Sarpanch of Bamla Village of Haryana.
Will we ever find out if there is more to it than meets the eye? Orop is no reason to kill yourself.
Orop suicide: Delhi Police stops Rahul Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal from meeting kin of Grewal, detains AAP, Congress leaders
A high-drama chain of events were triggered on Wednesday when Manish Sisodia and Rahul Gandhi went to meet the kin of Ram Kishan Grewal, who allegedly killed himself over the Orop issue
The alleged suicide committed by the retired Army Subedar on the contentious OROP issue had all the potential to turn into a huge political issue against the Modi government.
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.