Aid to beneficiaries stopped by AIADMK govt after DMK came to power: Tamil Nadu Health Minister

TN Health Minister Ma. Subramanian | Photo Credit: Vedan M

Tamil Nadu Health Minister Hon. Subramanian on Saturday said the old age pension scheme and other financial assistance schemes offered by the AIADMK government to 7.50 lakh beneficiaries were revived after the DMK came to power.

Addressing the media during his door-to-door campaign for INC candidate EVKS Elangovan In Karungalpalayam for the upcoming Erode (East) bypoll, the minister said the AIADMK government imposed several restrictions on the provision of old age pension, which were badly affecting senior citizens. The minister said, and added that the AIADMK government stopped distributing aid to 7.50 lakh elderly people, disabled persons and widows. He said that after the DMK came to power, the ban was lifted and all eligible beneficiaries were given old age pension and other forms of assistance.

Listing out various schemes implemented by the government in Erode (East) constituency, the minister said that roads damaged due to various work projects would be reconstructed after the elections are over. “To make Erode Corporation one of the best corporations, the Chief Minister had allocated more funds, and a lot of work is in progress,” he said.

The by-election to the Erode (East) assembly constituency is to be held on February 27.