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NDA to give pension to aged farmers: Advani

india Updated: Feb 28, 2009 11:42 IST
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Getting into an election mode, BJP's prime ministerial candidate L K Advani has said the NDA would launch a farm income guarantee scheme for small farmers and give pension to aged farmers if it is voted to power.

"A farm income guarantee scheme would be provided to small farmers," he said addressing 'Vijay Sankalp' rally in Madanapalli late on Friday evening.

"If government employees can get pension, I do not see why aged farmers also should not get pension."

He said the BJP would contest the Lok Sabha elections on the planks of "good governance, security for common man and development on all fronts."

Accusing the UPA government of abandoning highway and rural road development and interlinking of rivers projects, he said NDA would restart all those initiatives and promote infrastructure projects so that spending of amount on these schemes will help tide over recession.

Advani said during his interaction with captains of Indian industry, he was told that "worst is yet to come".

"Its estimated that in the next three four months, one and half crore jobs will be lost. Can the government cope with it? it cannot," he maintained.