Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that 42 lakh senior citizens had voluntarily given up their railway concession in the past nine months while 1.25 crore families had surrendered their gas subsidy.
Modi said an environment of honesty has been fostered in the country and more and more people are coming forward to contribute to nation building by voluntarily giving up on various subsidies and concessions.
He said with his one request from the Red Fort to the well-off citizens to give up LPG subsidy, and 1.25 crore families gave up the benefit.
“Here (in case of railway concessions) I had not announced anything. But the railways themselves on their form asked people if they would want to give up their senior citizen concessions … I am proud to say that in the past eight-nine months, 42 lakh elderly passengers have voluntarily given up their subsidy,” Modi said. Read More