Bhopal: BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani will on Monday launch the Madhya Pradesh government's special scheme aimed at facilitating visits of senior citizens to select pilgrimage spots.

Advani will flag off a special train to Rameshwaram at Habibganj railway station on Monday afternoon, BJP sources said, adding the second train under the scheme will head for Ajmer Sharif.

Shivraj Singh Chouhan government has signed an MoU with the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd (IRCTC) to conduct the pilgrimage tours for senior citizens under the 'Teerth Darshan Scheme'.

Under the scheme, those senior citizens who could not visit the holy places for lack of resources and are not tax payers, are eligible to visit the select pilgrimage spots at the state's cost.

The Opposition Congress has criticised Chouhan for undertaking the "grand" launch of the scheme.

(Agencies)

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