For Congress, OROP means ‘only Rahul, only Priyanka’: Amit Shah

The BJP president made the jibe days after induction of the party president Rahul Gandhi’s sister Priyanka Gandhi as the Congress general secretary for the eastern Uttar Pradesh. (PTI Photo)

For the Congress, OROP means ‘only Rahul, only Priyanka’, said BJP president Monday, giving a novel expansion to the acronym for ‘one rank, one pension’ scheme.

The BJP president gave the sarcastic expansion to the acronym, while addressing a “BJP Panna Pramuk Sammelan” at Hamirpur, also known as “Martyrs’ Land” owing to the large population of the district and adjoining areas working in the Army.

The BJP president made the jibe days after induction of the party president Rahul Gandhi’s sister Priyanka Gandhi as the Congress general secretary for the eastern Uttar Pradesh.

Thanking Himachal Pradesh voters for ensuring victory of BJP candidates on all four Lok Sabha seats in the state during the 2014 general elections, Shah said, “The Modi government implemented OROP for ex-servicemen in true sense.”

No one cared for soldiers for over 70 years, when the Modi government came to power, it implemented the OROP, he added.

Addressing BJP workers ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Shah said, “Desh ek Majboot Sarkar chahta hai, majboor sarkar nahi. (The country wants a strong government not a weak and hapless one).”

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