After using ‘one rank one pension’ as a trump card during the LS polls, has the Modi regime developed cold feet? Or is it being wise in thinking through the financial implications (Rs 10,000 crore more every year)? Either way, it showed little political sagacity in breaking up the pensioners protest on I-Day eve. Public outrage and a joint letter by 10 ex-chiefs of staff led to Delhi police publicly apologising for their heavyhandedness. But the elephant is still...well...on the road.