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PM Modi should have spoken about armed forces 'Mann ki Baat': KTS Tulsi

Updated: Oct 30, 2016 16:24 IST

New Delhi[India], Oct. 30(ANI): Senior advocate KTS Tulsi on Sunday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should have spoken about the grievances of the armed forces rather than speaking his own mind.

"The Prime Minister spoke really well. He has lauded the efforts and sacrifices of the armed forces but still Prime Minister Modi narrated his own Mann ki Baat. It was necessary for him to consider also as to what is Mann ki Baat of the armed forces and what are the issues irking them as they need clarification," he said.

"OROP is an issue, which affects those who are retired and those who are going to retire. Similarly, the rank is irking the officers of the armed forces and the parity of rank which has been downgraded that need to be rectified. I wish Prime Minister would have spoken about these issues," he added.

Amid the escalating tension between India and Pakistan on the border, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday praised the valour and sacrifices of the Indian soldiers.

Addressing the nation in the 25th edition of his ' Mann ki Baat' programme, the Prime Minister dedicated the festival of Diwali to the jawans guarding the border.

"Our jawans have been sacrificing their lives in the last last few months. We should celebrate this Diwali in their name," he said. (ANI)