New Delhi: Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, the Modi government is in a tizzy. Government employees protest at Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan demanding pension in the old system. On Sunday, government employees from several states across the country joined a protest in the national capital demanding the old-fashioned pension. Vijay Kumar Bandhu, leader of the National Movement for Old Pension Scheme (NMOPS), said, “There is no responsibility on the state government only if the Centre approves this. However, the Modi government is not doing that.
The NMOPS has warned in a statement that if the central government does not roll back the Old Pension Scheme (OPS), it will launch a campaign titled “Votes for OPS” ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Participated in the NMOPS protest meeting Congress leader and former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh. A Bahujan Samaj Party MP was also seen at Ramlila Maidan.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took to His Excellency to support the protest by government employees. “Bring back the OPS,” he wrote. We are morally supporting this movement. The Congress said, “Old system pensions are the rights of employees. They advised the Modi government to “give due respect to the millions of government employees who are serving the country.” ”