PANAJI: Congress leader Sachin Pilot on Friday accused Manohar Parrikar of being “disinterested” in his job as the Defence Minister and said it ill-behoves a person entrusted with such a crucial post.
As a Defence Minister, his performance has been questionable. I don t think in the past there has been any Defence Minister who has been so disinterested in his job. It is one of the top jobs in the government,” Pilot told reporters here.
I don t think he (Parrikar) has really lived up to the stature of the Defence Minister,” he said.
The former Union Minister is in Goa to participate in the Congress election rallies.
Stating that BJP was fooling people on the issue of One Rank One Pension (OROP), Pilot questioned why are former jawans still sitting and protesting at jantar mantar (in Delhi) if all their demands are fulfilled ?
There has been actually a betrayal of trust of jawans.
Lot of ex-servicemen supported BJP. Two and half years later, they are still negotiating by releasing few hundred crores.
That does not satisfy the demand of OROP. The fallacy that they have sold, Parrikar is a party to that. That is a big lie of the BJP that needs to be exposed,” he said.
Pilot also alleged that the BJP was largely using money power to win Goa Legislative assembly elections. “Since BJP is ruling in the state and Centre there has been large misuse of money during the electioneering process. I want the Election Commission to take note of it. The misuse of government machinery is also happening specially in Goa,” he said.