In a key promise ahead of Telangana’s parliamentary elections, parliamentary leader Rahul Gandhi announced on Sunday that widows and the elderly will each receive a monthly pension of 4,000 rupees if the party wins power. .
Rahul Gandhi made this promise Sunday night at a huge public gathering, Telangana Jana Garjana, held here.
He recalled that the party had already issued a Farmers Declaration in Warangal and a Youth Declaration in Hyderabad.
“Today we are announcing another historic step. Elderly people and widows will each receive a monthly pension of Rs 4,000,” he said.
The BRS Government currently provides pensions of Rs 2,016 per month to seniors and widows under the Asala Pension Scheme.
He also promised that the parliament would return the lands of Podu to the tribes if they won the government by vote. He said all land taken from farmers and Dalits by the DPRK government would also be returned to them.
Rahul Gandhi welcomed former Kammam lawmaker Ponggreti Srinivasa Reddy to the Congress party, saying he embraced the party’s ideology. Srinivasa Reddy was recently suspended from the Bharat Rashtra Samiti (BRS) for anti-party activities.
The parliamentary leader pointed out that Kammam is the stronghold of the National Congress Party. He told the nation that the people will always support parliament and that the Congress ideology is in the hearts and blood of the people.
Rahul Gandhi also declared that the doors of the Congress were open to all who had left the Party in the past. “Our doors are open to anyone who agrees with our ideology. We have nothing to do with those who support the BJP or BRS ideology,” he said.
He reiterated that the Congress party’s ideology is to unite the country, while there is an ideology of hate and violence. He said during the Bharat Pure Land Yatra, the entire country pledged to support the parliament’s ideology and not allow hatred and violence to spread.
The public rally was also the culmination of the 1,360-kilometre-long padyatra of Parliamentary Legislative Party (CLP) leader Mal Bati Vikramarka, so Rahul Gandhi celebrated him.
He thanked Mr Bhatti for undertaking Yatra and raising the issue of people and vulnerable groups.
He called parliamentary officials the lions of the party and said they had not left the party despite trying times and crackdowns by the BRS.