Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Saturday that his government has chosen to prolong the free ration policy for the needy for another five years, ahead of elections in five states this month. The Prime Minister made the news while campaigning in Durg and Ratlam. He went after Congress, claiming that it wanted to keep the people destitute.
I have decided that the BJP government will extend the plan of delivering free rations to the country's 80 crore needy people for the next five years. "Your affections and blessings give me the authority to make such decisions," Prime Minister Modi remarked during an electoral rally in Durg.
He made a similar declaration in Ratlam, claiming that the continuation of the free ration scheme is a "Guarantee of Modi." According to the Prime Minister, the money saved by the poor as a result of the scheme's expansion will help them meet other needs. He remarked that Modi's assurance means that the promise will be fulfilled.
The Centre said in December last year that it would provide free foodgrains to over 81 crore people for a year under the National Food Security Act. During his rally in Durg, Prime Minister Narendra Modi recalled that Chhattisgarh was founded by a BJP-led government. He also targeted the Congress, claiming that the BJP would secure the state's development.
"Congress never gave the poor anything but deception." The impoverished are never respected in Congress. "They never understand the pain and suffering of the poor," remarked Prime Minister Modi.
He claimed that the BJP's agenda will make people's hopes come true in the state.
"I'd like to congratulate the entire Chhattisgarh BJP team on the release of their manifesto yesterday, which will make your dreams come true." Our moms, sisters from Chhattisgarh, youth, and farmers in this state have been given top importance in this manifesto. The BJP has a track record of doing what it says."
He also criticized Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel in the aftermath of allegations against the Congress leader about a betting app.