New Delhi: Congress MP Rahul Gandhi has promised that the Congress will implement the old pension scheme if it wins the Gujarat assembly elections and forms the government.
In his Twitter post in this regard, he accused the BJP of leaving the retiring government employees to depend on others in their old age by canceling the old pension scheme. Rahul Gandhi has said that the government employees who add strength to the country have the right to get the old pension scheme, and assured that the Congress will implement the old pension scheme if it wins the Gujarat Assembly elections. He also pointed out that the old pension scheme has been implemented in Congress-ruled Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh.
Speaking to the media, Gujarat Congress President Arjun Modhwadia said that the old pension scheme will be implemented when the Congress wins the upcoming assembly elections and forms the government.
Retired government employees recently staged protests in Gujarat demanding the reinstatement of the old pension scheme. In this case, the Congress has issued this notification.
Elections to the 182-member Gujarat Assembly should be held by December. In the assembly elections held in 2017, the BJP won 49.05 percent of the votes and 99 constituencies and formed the government. It is noteworthy that in that election, the Congress party got 41.44 percent of the votes and 77 legislative seats.