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Pension, medical allowance for freedom fighters hiked


JAIPUR: Chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday announced a hike in the per thirty days pension for freedom combatants by way of Rs 5,000 to Rs 25,000 and the clinical allowance to Rs 5,000 monthly. Gehlot stated, the pension for soldiers and struggle widows of World War II has been greater than doubled, from Rs 4,000 to Rs 10,000 monthly by way of his government.

The leader minister made the announcement at a function held at Birla Auditorium to mark the start anniversary of social worker and Gandhian S N Subba Rao on Thursday.

Gehlot stated, freedom combatants would get a pension of Rs 25,000 monthly as a substitute of Rs 20,000 at the present. The clinical allowance can be higher by way of Rs 1,000 monthly to Rs 5,000. The leader minister ruling out the demand for a complete ban on liquor in the state, stated it was once impractical.

Citing the example of Gujarat which is dry state, Gehlot stated, alcohol was once being smuggled and fed on in that state in masses. He was once reacting to a couple tips on the event for liquor ban.

The leader minister stated a museum on Mahatma Gandhi can be arrange in Rajasthan to advertise the principals and preaching of the Father of the Nation, accomplishing research on his ideals and acts.


Speaking at the present scenario in the country, Gehlot alleged that the Constitution and democracy was once at risk. "Some people use the name of Mahatma Gandhi to grab power, but they seldom follow his principles," he alleged.


Gehlot talking on his pro deficient insurance policies stated state government had decided to to provide wheat to at least one.74-crore BPL households at Re 1 in step with kg.


Social activist Medha Patkar was once additionally present on the programme. During the function octogenarian freedom fighter from Bundi Dhannaram who got here to wait the function fell in poor health. He was once rushed to the SMS ICU. Immediately after his speech leader minister Ashok Gehlot went to the SMS sanatorium to investigate about his health.




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