Friday, Oct 30 2020 | Time 22:22 Hrs(IST)
image
  • Four Maoists including 2 minors arrested by Chaibasa police, 8 can bombs recovered
  • Makaravilakku: Only 5k devotees allowed at Lord Ayyappa temple
  • African countries conduct over 17 mln COVID-19 tests: AU
  • UN launches joint SDG financing project for Ghana
  • Shipping Ministry seeks public consultation on draft Coastal Shipping Bill, 2020
  • Pakistan conveys condolences over Turkey's earthquake
  • Hero ISL embarks upon a unique season with unprecedented 115 games
  • LS Speaker to lead Parliamentary delegation to 206th session of IPU Governing Council
  • Rahul Gandhi takes dig at PM over China
  • COVID-19: Toll in Bengal rises to 6,784, cases touch 3,69,671
  • No repolling recommended by observers in 71 seats of first phase Bihar Assembly elections
  • IPL 2020: Gayle 99 powers Kings XI to 185/4 against RR
  • IPL 2020: Gayle 99 powers Kings XI to 185/4 against RR
  • IPL 2020: Gayle 99 powers Kings XI to 185/4 against RR
  • Indian Oil reports revenue from Operations of Rs 2,04,686 cr for H1 FY 2020-21 as compared to Rs 2,82,514 cr in corresponding period
India


Chandrasekhar flays Rahul Gandhi for seeking political opportunism on OROP

Chandrasekhar flays Rahul Gandhi for seeking political opportunism on OROP

New Delhi, Nov 4 (UNI) The Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar has joined the issue with Congress vice- president Rahul Gandhi on the high-voltage One-Rank-One-Pension (OROP) scheme controversy vis-a-vis suicide of an ex-serviceman and questioned the locus standi of Congress party over it. Urging Mr Gandhi from staying away from "political opportunism", he said such grandstanding would not serve much purpose. "I had first written to you on OROP and other armed forces related issues way back in 2011 but you neither replied to it nor took any action," Mr Chandrashekhar accused Rahul Gandhi in an open letter. The vocal member of Parliament, Chandrasekhar, also a member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence, accused that the UPA government from 2004 to 2014 had ignored the issue of sanctioning OROP for ex-servicemen despite taking a pledge about it in 2004 election manifesto. Rahul Gandhi has been detained thrice in last two days over staging protest on the OROP issue and for alleged ill-treatment of a family of an ex-serviceman Ram Kishan Grewal, who allegedly committed suicide, flaying Modi government for not implementing OROP effectively. "Perhaps you also need to be reminded that in 2008 the then Defence Minister A K Antony stated that the UPA government had not found the OROP demand acceptable," the lawmaker Chandrasekhar wrote and even alleged while Congress president Sonia Gandhi had raised OROP issue in 2002 "at a political rally" but neither Ms Gandhi nor the UPA dispensation implemented it during the two stints of the erstwhile UPA governments. Chandrasekhar also alleged that decades back in 1972-73, the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had in "one stroke terminated the OROP after 1971 Indo-Pak war". He said despite constraints and objections from the Union Finance Ministry, the incumbent Narendra Modi-led regime announced implementation of OROP costing almost Rs 8,300 crore per annum and a one time cost of more than Rs 20,000 crore. Alleging that Rahul Gandhi has not responded to his (Chandasekhar's) earlier letters, the lawmaker observed rather acidly, "Grandstanding and political opportunism tends to stale rapidly and hypocrisy even faster". UNI XC NB PS 0741

More News
LS Speaker to lead Parliamentary delegation to 206th session of IPU Governing Council

LS Speaker to lead Parliamentary delegation to 206th session of IPU Governing Council

30 Oct 2020 | 10:11 PM

New Delhi, Oct 30 (UNI) Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla will lead an Indian Parliamentary Delegation at the 206th Session of the Governing Council of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) will be held virtually from November 1 to 4, the Lok Sabha Secretariat said on Friday.

see more..
Rahul Gandhi takes dig at PM over China

Rahul Gandhi takes dig at PM over China

30 Oct 2020 | 10:05 PM

New Delhi, Oct 30 (UNI) Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over China, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that on one hand, the country's soldiers were gallantly guarding the borders, braving the weather vagaries, while on the other, Mr Modi refrained from even calling out China's name.

see more..
ITBP to hold first ever ‘Fit India Mission-200 KMs March' in Jaisalmer on  Saturday

ITBP to hold first ever ‘Fit India Mission-200 KMs March' in Jaisalmer on Saturday

30 Oct 2020 | 9:52 PM

New Delhi, Oct 30 (UNI) Over 100 officials of Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) will participate in 200 km march or walkathon organised by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) to promote the ‘Fit India Campaign of the Union Sports Ministry at Jaisalmer in Rajasthan on October 31.

see more..
PM inaugurates several projects in Gujarat

PM inaugurates several projects in Gujarat

30 Oct 2020 | 9:25 PM

New Delhi, Oct 30 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated several projects in Kavadia in Gujarat.

see more..
EC revokes Star Campaigner status of Kamal Nath for repeated violation of MCC

EC revokes Star Campaigner status of Kamal Nath for repeated violation of MCC

30 Oct 2020 | 8:54 PM

New Delhi, Oct 30 (UNI) The Election Commission on Friday revoked former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath's "Star Campaigner" status for the by-elections for 28 seats of the State Legislative Assembly, saying that the senior Congress leader has repeatedly violated the Model Code of Conduct during his campaign for the state bypolls.

see more..
image