Ex-Servicemen threaten to intensify protest
By Abha Manakatala - Sun Dec 13, 1:38 pm
Ex-Servicemen today threatened to intensify the protest over ‘One Rank, One Pension’ (OROP) issue if their demands were not met by the Centre within three weeks. They also decided to not vote for the BJP in the upcoming assembly elections.
The United Front of Ex-servicemen, which is leading the protest, demanded that the Centre appoints “formally” former Army Chief and Union Minister V K Singh as the mediator between them and the government to resolve the issue “immediately”.
They gave 15 days’ time to the government to “correct” its OROP scheme as per their expectations, failing which a seven-day notice period will be given to the government before the protest is intensified.