OROP: Gen V.K. Singh’s daughter joins protesters

New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Minister of State for External Affairs and former army chief V.K. Singh’s daughter Mrinalini Singh on Sunday joined a protest here by ex-servicemen against the delay in the implementation of ‘One Rank One Pension’ scheme.

Demanding a speedy resolution to the contentious issue, she said: “I am here to support the cause of ex-servicemen because I too am an ex-serviceman’s daughter. I feel that the OROP should be implemented as soon as possible.

“Even my grandfather was a soldier, and may be my son would also become one. I hope the government will soon heed to this demand. It’s long overdue. I did take up the issue with my father. He has written a letter to the prime minister,” she said at the Jantar Mantar protest site here.

The ex-servicemen have been protesting since June demanding that there should be no change in the definition of OROP, the date of implementation should remain April 1, 2014, and the base year must remain 2013-14.

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