New Delhi: Extending his support to the ex-servicemen protesting at New Delhi’s Jantar Mantar, senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani expressed his concern over the delay in the implementation of the ‘One Rank One Pension’, saying PM Narendra Modi had “failed his dream”.
Joining the ex-servicemen’s protest at Jantar Mantar on 78th day, Jethmalani added his voice to the growing chorus demanding the implementation of ‘One Rank One Pension’ and slammed the Modi government for not fulfilling the demands.
“I am ashamed to say that Modi has completely frustrated my dream of him,” the ANI quoted Ram Jethmalani as saying at OROP protest in New Delhi.
“The politicians unfortunately have let down the entire nation,” said Ram Jethmalani, adding, “I feel ashamed in saying I’m a politician too, but I’m not one of those politicians who will forget their friends & people of nation”.
Venting out his disappointments, Ramjethmalani added how he was ousted out of the BJP in spite of being one of the founders of the BJP, the ANI reported.
The ongoing protest at the Jantar Mantar for OROP has entered its 78th day today.
Yesterday, a 70-year-old Army veteran, who was on a relay hunger strike here as part of agitation by veterans for early implementation of ‘One Rank One Pension’, collapsed on stage.
The government had last night said that it had “significantly narrowed down gaps” with the agitating veterans but held out no concrete assurances over the vexed issue.