Tamil Nadu unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party has announced that it will distribute gold rings to all the infants born on the birthday of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 17.
The party members have also announced that they will distribute 720 kilograms of fish.
The state’s minister L Murugan stated that the BJP Tamil Nadu unit has chosen RSRM hospital for the scheme.
He stated, “We have identified the government RSRM hospital in Chennai and decided that all children born on the Prime Minister’s birthday will be given a gold ring. It will be about 2 gm gold per ring which is about ₹5000.”
The unit has estimated about 10-15 deliveries in the hospital.
“This is not a freebie. We are just celebrating our Prime Minister’s birthday by welcoming babies born on that day,” he said.
In the three-page letter sent by the party’s national president Arun Singh on August 30, all the states have been asked to mark the occasion as ‘Sewa Pakhwada’. The party has also organised free medical check-ups and blood donation camps.