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UP to send senior citizens on free pilgrimage to Tirupati, Rameswaram - The Hindu

The Uttar Pradesh government will send over 1,000 senior citizens from the state on a free-of-cost pilgrimage to Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh) and Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu), an official said on Wednesday.

Principal Secretary (Religious Affairs) Navneet Sehgal said that the proposed pilgrimage would be open to permanent senior citizens of the state between November 26 and December and would be conducted by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC).

Mr. Sehgal said the selected pilgrims would be taken on board a special train, chartered by the IRCTC, from Lucknow to Tirupati and Rameswaram in the general class. During the journey, they would be provided with travelling kits.
 

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Haha...
This is common in my state during local corporation elections. All aspiring candidates from all parties arrange free tours to religious locations to all public. They arrange all travel and meal expense. And public enjoy these free rides and all buses are usually full for this tours :D
Not sure how many of those candidates really win elections :p

UP govt trying similar thing?
 

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Current government was formed in 2012 so there is a lot of time.
 


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