If elected to power in the next Legislative Assembly elections, Janata Dal (Secular) president H.D. Kumaraswamy said he would increase the pension given to economically-backward senior citizens, widows, and the people with disabilities to Rs. 1,500 a month from the current Rs. 400 being given.

Addressing a JD(S) workers’ conference at Assaigolli on the outskirts of the city, the former Chief Minister promised Rs. 2,000 to disabled children from economically-backward families and endosulfan victims. “We will also come out with a law to address all the issues facing endosulfan victims,” he said.