6thPC Update: Veterans to meet Yechury, Pranab, Antony

A delegation of ex-Servicemen will meet CPI(M) politburo member Sitaram Yechury tomorrow (November 7) at noon at AKG Bhavan to brief him about the overall concerns serving and retired officers of the armed forces have over the entire 6th Pay Commission imbroglio. UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, who seems to be a little wary about associating too directly with veterans so close to the elections (is she afraid they'll manage to extract a promise from her?) has had Tourism Minister Ambika Soni be the pointsperson for all interactions. Through Soni, the UPA chairperson has recommended that the delegation also meet the Group of Ministers (instituted in September to look into the anomalies in the 6th Pay Commission as set forth by the services chiefs) members Pranab Mukherjee and AK Antony on November 11.

Had the pleasure of meeting Lt Gen Raj Kadyan this evening after a long time -- he was in our studios for a discussion on the Lt Col Srikant Purohit arrest issue.

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