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Himachal Pradesh elections: Old pension scheme should be implemented across India, says Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot | India News

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SHIMLA: Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday mentioned the outdated pension scheme must be carried out throughout the nation and people saying it would put a burden on the exchequer are usually not proper as it’s all about monetary administration.
Addressing a press convention right here forward of the November 12 Himachal Pradesh meeting polls, Gehlot mentioned the the Congress authorities in Rajasthan has carried out the outdated pension scheme (OPS) and people saying solely an announcement has been made try to mislead folks.
“Now we have carried out it in our state,” he mentioned.
Gehlot mentioned the BJP authorities in Himachal Pradesh has fashioned a committee on the problem of OPS, which is just a tactic to divert folks’s consideration earlier than the polls as the federal government workers within the hill state have been staging protests demanding its implementation.
Speaking about Rajasthan, the veteran Congress chief mentioned, “Simply think about, there was no demand for this (OPS). After I introduced (that the outdated scheme will likely be carried out), the workers had been shocked. I’m satisfied that the OPS must be carried out within the nation and a day will come when the Centre should do it.”
He additionally claimed that the Centre isn’t even prepared to debate the OPS.
“In Himachal, they (BJP) fashioned committee solely to divert consideration…. If the federal government’s intention was clear, it ought to have introduced that the scheme will likely be carried out,” Gehlot mentioned.
He identified that there is no such thing as a provision for household pension or gratuity beneath the brand new scheme.
“They declare that the OPS will entail a monetary burden. I need to ask that from 1947 to 2004, when the OPS was in place, was improvement stalled within the nation? It’s all about monetary administration and Congress governments know how one can do monetary administration,” he mentioned.
Gehlot mentioned a authorities worker additionally serves the nation, dedicating practically 35 years of his life to his job.
There’s a rising demand in favour of the OPS amongst authorities workers in numerous elements of the nation, he mentioned, including that if the Centre continues to disregard it, the morale of the workers and, in flip, governance will likely be affected.
Gehlot additionally slammed the Narendra Modi authorities on the Centre on a number of different fronts.
He mentioned Congress chief Rahul Gandhi’s “Bharat Jodo Yatra” is getting response, which has rattled the Bharatiya Janata Social gathering (BJP).
“The scenario within the nation at the moment could be very severe. The Structure is being trampled, the judiciary is beneath strain, democracy is at risk,” Gehlot mentioned.
Voices of dissent are usually not being tolerated and the dissenters are being branded as anti-nationals and put behind bars, he added.
“Earnings tax, ED, CBI raids are being carried out on political opponents. Earlier than polls, it’s being assessed who all will assist the Congress, who could make donations to us. First, an inventory is ready after which, raids are performed,” Gehlot alleged.
“One other mannequin launched within the nation by (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi and (Union Dwelling Minister Amit) Shah is to topple elected governments. This occurred in Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh and in Rajasthan, an analogous scenario was created,” he mentioned.
Requested by a reporter in regards to the BJP contesting the Himachal Pradesh polls in Modi’s title, the Congress chief used a Hindi proverb, “bakre ki ma kab tak khair manayegi”, and mentioned, “They’ve determined that they may do politics by projecting Modi’s face. However for the way lengthy? Modi’s personal graph is coming down.”
On a query on demonetisation, Gehlot requested whether or not the choice taken 4 years in the past to scrap high-value foreign money notes has put an finish to black cash and pretend foreign money and whether or not the black cash, which the BJP claimed was stashed overseas, was introduced again.
The Rajasthan chief minister additionally took a dig at his Delhi counterpart and Aam Aadmi Social gathering (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal, who had mentioned the BJP had supplied to spare Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia and minister Satyender Jain if his get together didn’t contest the Gujarat polls, saying he ought to spell out the names of those that had made such a suggestion to him.

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