KARNATAKA

Higher pension for senior citizens promised

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.

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