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Instead of showing sympathy, V.K. Singh questioned mental state of ex-soldier: JD(U)

Updated: Nov 05, 2016 13:07 IST      
Instead of showing sympathy, V.K. Singh questioned mental state of ex-soldier: JD(U)

New Delhi [India], Nov. 5 (ANI): Criticising General V.K. Singh's comment on ex-serviceman Ram Krishan Grewal, Janata Dal (United) leader Pawan Varma on Saturday said instead of showing sympathy or understanding on the issue, he had questioned the mental health of Grewal.

Varma told ANI, "I think, it is something done in very bad taste.

General V.K. Singh's comment, a minister of the government, neither has he reprimanded nor publically has he apologised, but said that the person had lost his mental balance, and offering that even suggesting that he was a Congress worker. Instead of some form of sympathy or understanding, this was the comment."

He added, "The way the Delhi Police and the BJP government had behaved with the family of the deceased. The family members were beaten up, dragged out. Is this the way to treat the ex-serviceman? Now, in these circumstances, where are the categorical promises of the BJP in its manifesto to fulfill OROP fully only partially."

"In these circumstances, if the opposition says please fulfill your responsibilities and condole with the family of the man who committed suicide. Is this politicising? What kind of democracy are we living in?

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday alleged that the family members of Ram Kishen Grewal, who committed suicide over the OROP issue, were manhandled and abused by the police.

"Day before yesterday I was baffled to see the ex-serviceman's family being manhandled, they were abused and beaten up," he said.(ANI)

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