Jethmalani supports OROP, slams Jaitley

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Former BJP leader Ram Jethmalani on Monday visited the ex-servicemen protesting here seeking One Rank One Pension (OROP) and launched a sharp attack on Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

Saying he was there to support the veterans, Jethmalani said the finance minister was an “enemy” of the veterans as well as the nation.

“Throughout the campaign (for Lok Sabha election), I went round the country and said Modi is a gift of god. I am ashamed to say that Modi has frustrated my dream, and every day I get more and more evidence that he has no intention of fulfilling this promise,” Jethmalani said.

“I have already told him (Modi) that my love and respect for him has all gone,” the senior Supreme Court lawyer said.

He then slammed the finance minister.

“The finance minister is the greatest curse of god that has come to us. He is your enemy and he is the enemy of the nation,” he said.

Monday was the 78th day of protest at the Jantar Mantar by military veterans demanding the immediate implemention of OROP.

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