In AP from Chandrababu took reins of power, pensions are gone. Suryanarayana, 69, of D Polavaram near Tuni in East Godavari district had received old age pension of Rs 200. Babu came and the pension was gone. The reason? The committee which was formed by the TDP govt to check the beneficiary list declared Suryanarayana dead and thus cut his pension.
Suryanarayana, who was expecting the hiked pension of Rs 1000 after Chandrababu took over, was shocked to find that his name was deleted. He ran from pillar to post in Tuni town telling that he was alive and kicking, but the officialdom, had remained untouched.
A tension-filled and flustered Suryanarayana tried to re-enroll himself for the pension, but exhaustion got better of him and he breathed his last on Tuesday.
In the coastal districts Incidents of senior citizens waiting for pensions collapsing in the queues have become common ever since the regime change.