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Telangana Assembly Polls: CM K Chandrasekhar Rao Releases BRS's Manifesto, Promises Cheap Gas Cylinder And Hiked Pension

Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) chief and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao also announced that all families living below the poverty line would be provided life insurance up to Rs 5 lakh by the state government upon reelection.

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Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR)
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Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) chief and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Sunday released the party manifesto and promised affordable cooking gas, increased pensions as part of the social security programme, and state-provided health insurance to the poor. 

Telangana is headed to polls on November 30. The counting of votes will take place on December 3.

Releasing the manifesto, KCR, as K Chandrasekhar Rao is widely called, also hailed his tenure so far. He said he went much beyond the last election's manifesto. 

KCR said his government implemented 90 per cent of the welfare schemes though they were not mentioned in the manifesto for the previous elections, reported PTI.

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KCR said that Telangana became the number one state in per capita income and power consumption among other aspects under his government, according to PTI, which added that he also promised to continue the government's policies with regard to power and agriculture and said that, if required, stimulus will be given. 

What all did KCR promise?

In the BRS's manifesto, KCR promised to provide affordable cooking gas and increase pensions under the social security programmes. 

  • KCR promised to provide LPG cylinders at Rs 400 each 
     
  • KCR said all below-poverty-line (BPL) families would be provided Rs 5 lakh health insurance cover by the government. The PTI reported around 93 lakh families would benefit from the scheme.

    Moreover, the manifesto also promised to increase the coverage under the 'Arogya Sri' health scheme to Rs 15 lakh from Rs 5 lah, reported PTI.
     
  • The social security pension would be increased to Rs 5,000 a month from Rs 2,106, reported PTI, adding that disability pension would also be increased from Rs 4,016 to Rs 6,016.
     
  • The 'Rythu Bandhu' scheme in which farmers get Rs 10,000 per annum per acre would be enhanced gradually to Rs 16,000 per annum in the next five years, reported PTI. 

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