LIE: For 40 years, our soldiers had been asking for OROP, this chowkidar came and fulfilled their demands

Modi Lies / Thursday, March 28th, 2019

UPA announced in the interim budget of 2014 the then government’s decision to accept OROP. It came despite three pension hikes to ex-servicemen during 10-year tenure. After FM’s announcement, the Defence Minister chaired a meeting on February 26, 2014, which took the decision to implement OROP for all ranks of defence forces from April 1, 2014.

Despite claims by the Modi govt of implementing OROP, retired paramilitary personnel from across the country held protests in Delhi in July 2018 as well as in January 2019 to demand for OROP as per the terms stated by them.

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