Chidambaram to launch LIC's scheme on Gandhi Jayanti

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Shimla, Sept 30 (UNI) Finance Minister P Chidambaram will formally launch the Life Corporation of India's (LIC) scheme 'aam adami bima yojna' on the birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi, official sources said today.

He will be accompanied by Labour Minister Oscar Fernandes.

The sources said the ministers are expected to land at Jubbarhatti airport near here, and will proceed to the public meeting venue at Ridge Maidan.

The scheme was to be launched by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at a public meeting here today, but was put off after his doctors advised not to travel following a recent surgery.

The calling off the Prime Minister's meeting was a set back to the state government, as it was expecting a financial package from him.

UNI

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