BJP leader urges Governor to consider 6000 applns for old agePension

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Udupi, Feb 5 (UNI) Senior BJP leader and former Karnataka Minister Dr V S Acharya, MLC today urged Governor Rameshwar Thakur to consider all the 6000 applications submitted by old aged people from Udupi District under + Sandhya Suraksha+ Scheme without further delay.

Addressing a press conference here, he alleged that of the 6000 applications from the three taluks of the district only 200 were scrutinized and 100 were approved by the Governor out of which pension was granted only for 60 to 70 applicants.

The JD(S)-BJP coalition government had set apart Rs 250 crore under the scheme in the budget for 2007-08 and an additional Rs 60 crore had been earmarked in the supplementary budget and there was absolutely no dearth of funds under the scheme, he added.

Mr Acharya warned that if the Governor failed to consider and release the pension to all the 6000 eligible applicants from the district by February 15, the party along with all the applicants would hold Dharna in front of the taluk offices of three taluks.

Strongly criticizing the appointment of Dr Rajalaxmi, MLC from Andhra Pradesh to the Syndicate of Bijapur Women University, Dr Acharya said that it was shame on the part of people of Karnataka.

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