OROP drive gets 1 mn calls, SMSes support: Ex-servicemen

New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) As the protest by veterans over One Rank One Pension (OROP) entered its 113th day on Monday, a support campaign started by the ex-servicemen received over a million missed calls and smses within hours, the veterans claimed.

Over one million support was recorded within 24 hours. The veterans requested citizens to give a missed call on mobile number 7304400500 to express support to the protest, said Col. Anil Kaul (retd.), the United Ex-Servicemen Front spokesperson.

Relay hunger strikes meanwhile continued at Jantar Mantar, as the veterans hold rallies and public meetings in other parts of the country, prominently in poll bound Bihar.

The ex-servicemen contend that the OROP given by the central government is flawed as it is “One Rank Five Pensions” instead of being One Rank One Pension. The veterans are now demanding the government to remove the anomalies in the OROP scheme that has been announced.

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