OROP: Hospitalised veteran stable, protest continues

New Delhi: Col. Pushpender Singh, who was hospitalised after fasting for nine days over One Rank One Pension, is stable, doctors said on Tuesday.

The veteran was rushed to the Army Research and Referral Hospital after his health deteriorated on Tuesday.

"He is stable now and recovering," a hospital spokesperson told IANS.

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar is supposed meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday over the issue.

The government had urged the protesting veterans to wait till Aug 26 before scaling up the protest.

The three veterans who continued the fast unto death, retired Havildars Major Singh, Ashok Chauhan and Saheb Singh, who replaced Col. Singh on Monday, were fine.

Tuesday is the 72nd day of protest and relay hunger strike.

There are around 24 lakh retired servicemen in India and around 6.5 lakh widows who will benefit if OROP is implemented.

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