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Pension for freedom fighters to be hiked: Gehlot

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

announced on Thursday that the monthly pension for freedom fighters would be increased to Rs 25,000 and the medical allowance to Rs 5,000 per month.

Gehlot said the pension for soldiers and war widows of World War II would be more than doubled, from Rs 4,000 per month to Rs 10,000.

The made the announcement at a function here to mark the birth worker and Gandhian thinker S N Subba Rao.

Gehlot said freedom fighters would get a pension of Rs 25,000 per month instead of Rs 20,000 earlier. The medical allowance would be increased by Rs 1,000 per month to Rs 5,000.

The ruled out the possibility of a complete ban on liquor in the state, saying it was not practical.

Citing the example of where liquor is banned, Gehlot said alcohol was being smuggled and consumed in that state. He was reacting to some suggestions at the event for a ban on liquor.

The said a museum on would be set up to promote the principals and teachings of the Father of the Nation, conducting research on him and for other similar activities.

Speaking on the present situation in the country, Gehlot alleged that the Constitution and democracy was in danger. "Some people use the name of to come to power, but they are not ready to follow his ideology."

Gehlot also pointed out to the state government's decision to give wheat to 1.74-crore families, who are below the poverty line, at Re 1 per kg.

activist and others also attended the programme.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, February 07 2019. 17:40 IST
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