‘Economic pain in country’: Congress on extension of free ration scheme by PM Modi

“We are confident that the Congress party will definitely get majority in this assembly elections,” claimed Jairam Ramesh.

On November 5, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh addressed a press conference in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh ahead of the legislative assembly election in the state. Jairam made several attacks on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and questioned their way of handling the state. Jairam also attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over extending the Free Ration Scheme for five years.

“PM Modi said that ‘Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana’ will continue for the next 5 years. This means that there is economic pain in the country and people are troubled by economic disparities,” said Jairam Ramesh.

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“When the Congress government brought the National Food Security Act, Modi ji, as the Chief Minister, used to oppose it and say that it was a stigma on the society. Later, it was he who renamed the National Food Security Act as ‘Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana’,” added Jairam Ramesh.

Attacking Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s government in the state, Jairam Ramesh said: “There is BJP government in Madhya Pradesh for 18 years. In these 18 years, the people of Madhya Pradesh got scams, women and tribals got atrocities. The condition of health and education is serious and worrying. Today, the people of Madhya Pradesh are troubled by the BJP government.”

“We are confident that the Congress party will definitely get majority in this assembly elections,” claimed Jairam Ramesh.

Furthermore, Jairam Ramesh counted the guarantees made by the Congress party to the voters of Madhya Pradesh. The guarantee includes —

  • Loan waiver of farmers
  • 100 units electricity waiver, 200 units half
  • Old pension scheme (OPS)
  • Gas cylinder for Rs 500
  • Rs 1500 every month to women
  • 2 lakh vacant government posts will be filled
  • Scholarships to school students
  • MSP guarantee
  • Rs 3000 unemployment allowance for youth

2023 Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly elections are scheduled to be held on November 17, to elect all 230 members of the state’s legislative assembly.