Chandigarh, May 9 (UNI) The Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) today promised to enhance old age pension to Rs 700 per month if it returned to power in Haryana.
In a statement issued here today, INLD president and former Haryana chief minister Om Parkash Chautala said that inflation had increased many fold and the old age pension of Rs 300 per month had become paltry.
He said if the INLD had formed the government in the last general elections, it would have already increased the old age pension to Rs 500 per month.
Mr Chautala said the old age pension was started by Late Devi Lal in 1987, which was followed at the national level. The INLD government started it from Rs 100 per month and the later INLD governments further increased it to Rs 200 and Rs 300, he added.
Referring to spiralling prices and increasing inflation rate, the INLD chief said the Congress had totally failed to control inflation.
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