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Telangana Assebly Elections 2018: Parties in game of one-upmanship

Updated : December 04, 2018 06:28 AM IST

The ruling TRS, the BJP and Congress-led People’s Front are in a game of one-upmanship in the December 7 Telangana Assembly polls, with every political outfit promising loan waiver and an array of sops if voted to power.

The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) has promised farm loan waiver up to Rs 1 lakh, while the ‘People’s Front’ (comprising Congress, TDP, CPI and TJS) has assured loan waiver up to Rs 2 lakh at one go. The Front also promised provision of interest-free loans.

The BJP has also promised loan waiver up to Rs 2 lakh besides free borewells or pump sets to farmers.

The People’s Front had also announced reducing the age limit under the social security pension scheme of ‘Aasara’ from 65 to 58 years. It promised pension of Rs 2,000 per month to senior citizens and Rs 3,000 to persons with disabilities.

CNBC-TV18's Nithya Balakrishnan travels to Telangana and tries to find out some of the other promises that were made to the voters ahead of the assembly elections.

With inputs from PTI.
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