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BJP must fulfill its poll promises: Tanwar

Attacking BJP for its silence on the ceasefire violations by the Pakistan and China, Haryana Congress chief Ashok Tanwar on Monday said despite BJP’s assurances that it will  protect the nation from external and internal dangers ,it has failed to stop Pakistan from making ceasefire violations.

“BJP is keeping silence on Article 370 and regular violations by the neighbours. The ceasefire violations in J&K by Pak infiltrators has become a serious issue.BJP ,which used to criticise Congress for the violations ,is doing nothing in this regard,” Ashok Tanwar said.

Tanwar also attacked BJP for its double speak on the issue of old age pension. He recalled that when Congress assumed power in Haryana, the Old age pension was at Rs. 200 per month and which has been increased upto Rs. 1000. After forming Congress Government, the old age pension would be increased to Rs. 1500 from November 1, he added.

The promise of BJP to increase pension to Rs. 2000 is just an allure for the masses and BJP must first clarify, why it hasn’t started similar pension in BJP ruled states, he asked. Punjab gives just Rs. 250 pension where BJP is running the Punjab Government in collation with SAD. Rail fares and tatkal booking rates have been increased as an opening gift to the nation by BJP whereas the daily amenities are also not as cheap as they used to be during the UPA regime, he added.

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