Implement UPA’s OROP decision, says Nitish Kumar to PM Narendra Modi

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday slammed Narendra Modi government at the Centre for failing to implement ‘One Rank One Pension’ despite 15 months of its tenure, and described the agitation by ex-servicemen as an “unfortunate situation”.

“A decision in principle for implementation of One Rank One Pension was taken during previous UPA rule…this government of Narendra Modi had to merely implement it which they could not do even after lapse of 15 months of coming to power,” Kumar told reporters. He described the agitation by ex-servicemen for OROP as an “unfortunate situation” which reflects very poorly on the country.

“Now its not question of announcement but to implement OROP,” he said assailing the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre for “empty talks on the issue concerning ex-servicemen during Lok Sabha elections”. Kumar made the comment on the sidelines of a function to mark Teachers’ Day while replying to a question on the stir for OROP.