Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday accused the Congress of dragging its ft in implementing the First Order Pension Scheme (OROP) for protection forces and mentioned it was his authorities that applied the coverage and has up to now deposited Rs 70,000 crore in financial institution accounts. Of eligible retired workers.
The Prime Minister mentioned that his authorities opened the doorways of Sainik faculties for ladies and facilitated the deployment of feminine officers within the ahead areas. Congress didn’t fulfill the request to implement OROP and allotted solely Rs 500 crore for it regardless of understanding very nicely that the quantity was very much less. Modi asserted that when the BJP got here to energy on the Heart in 2014, it fulfilled the long-pending demand of ex-servicemen and up to now, the federal government has paid them Rs 70,000 crore beneath the scheme.
OROP signifies that troopers of the identical rank and the identical size of service obtain the identical pension, no matter their retirement date.
The BJP election marketing campaign star was addressing a public assembly in Morena forward of the November 17 meeting elections in Madhya Pradesh. The Gwalior-Chambal area, the place Morena is situated, is an space from which a lot of younger folks be a part of the armed forces. Modi alleged that the Congress was at all times manipulating the nation’s safety and identified that one of many first scams that got here to mild after independence was linked to the protection forces.
He mentioned that Congress had made the protection forces depending on international weapons and disadvantaged them of recent weapons to struggle adversaries. “It (Congress) remained silent even when terrorists beheaded our troopers and did nothing,” Modi mentioned. He pressured that issues have modified beneath the BJP authorities. However India at the moment is totally different, as terrorists obtain befitting responses in their very own language by raiding their hideouts. He added that the armed forces are outfitted with trendy weapons and amenities, and are additionally supplied with weapons made in India. Modi criticized the Congress over then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s assertion that Muslims had the primary proper to the nation’s sources.
“We are saying that the poor have the primary proper to the nation’s sources. For Modi, the poor are the biggest caste, and the largest beneficiaries of the Garib Kalyan Yojna (the Centre’s free ration scheme) are folks belonging to the SC/ST and OBC classes,” he mentioned. The Prime Minister mentioned. Modi mentioned his authorities has given an assurance of offering pucca homes to the poor and up to now, 48,000 homes have been given to beneficiaries in Madhya Pradesh. The Prime Minister mentioned that the Ayushman Yojna was one other assure for the federal government and ensured that each individual would get medical therapy as much as Rs 5 lakh freed from value and wouldn’t undergo within the absence of cash.
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