OROP decision a very good one, says ex-Karnataka chief minister Yeddyyurappa

engaluru, Sept. 6 : Bharatiya Janata Party national vice president B. S. Yeddyurappa on Sunday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar had taken a very good decision in announcing the much awaited One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme.

He said, “I would congratulate PM Narendra Modi ji and Manohar Parrikar. They have taken a very good decision. This OROP issue has been pending for the last 42 years. At last, the decision has been taken and the ex- servicemen are very happy with it.”

He also said that “only the BJP could take such decisions, the Congress can never take such decisions. I request all military persons to be happy with the decision and whatever pending demands are there, will be sorted out eventually.”

On Saturday afternoon, Parrikar had announced that the government has decided to implement the much awaited OROP scheme, stating that there would be a revision of pension every five years as against the two years demanded by the ex-servicemen. (ANI)