Ex-servicemen to demand representation in legislation, veterans appeal Modi Government
New Delhi : The Martyrs' Family Welfare Foundation will be addressing a press conference at Press Club on 26th December, Thursday with their demand for 'representation of ex-servicemen in legislative bodies'.
The veterans allege that in the last 70 years they have been neglected by the government.
Captain Rajendra Yadav, General Secretary, MFWF, said, "Most of the serving soldiers don't get even one chance to cast their votes during their service, either personally or through postal ballot due to deployment duty during election. The achievements sacrifices of the soldiers on one hand are being misused and taken benefit."
Dr. TC Rao, Convener, MFWF said, "We have 30% votes from defense forces but our representation is negligible. We demand reserve all 62 constituencies pan India that cantonment for ex-servicemen."
The MFWF in its joint statement demanded Councilor to Cantonment Board and two ex-servicemen shall be sent to Lok Sabha in place of Anglo Indians.