Chandigarh: Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday announced statewide protests in all the districts on Friday over ex-serviceman Subedar Ram Kishen Grewal’s suicide and the “shabby and inhumane” treatment meted out to the deceased jawan’s family members.
Lashing out at the Narendra Modi-led central government in general and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar in particular, he said both were responsible for Subedar Grewal’s suicide.
“Party workers have been directed to stage dharnas in all the districts of Punjab, while I will personally lead a delegation of state Congress leaders to submit a memorandum to the Governor regarding the misbehaviour of the police with the ex-serviceman’s family,” Amarinder said at a press meet here.
He unequivocally condemned the “high-handedness” of Delhi police regarding the treatment it meted out to Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi as well as the family of Subedar (retd) Grewal, who committed suicide by consuming poison at a park in New Delhi on Tuesday evening.
Grewal, in his suicide note, has reportedly blamed the “prolonged delay” over the ‘one rank, one pension’ (OROP) settlement for his decision behind the extreme step.
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