On the instructions of YSR Congress party’s political strategist Prashant Kishore, Jagan announced nine promises at the party plenary.
To counter Jagan’s promise to provide pension to the patients ailing from kidney failure, Naidu took a big decision of disbursement of Rs 2,500 pension to each patient every month.
At the four hour long cabinet meeting, Naidu discussed the issue of Jagan’s Navaratnas and it’s implications on his party winning prospects in next elections. The chief minister wanted to counter Jagan by implementing the promises in advance before the elections.
The officials of Medical and Health department have been asked to identify all kidney patients for implementing the new pension scheme.