Provide Rs 6,000 Per Months To Poor In States Under Lockdown: Congress To PM
Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Sunday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to provide Rs 6,000 per month to the poor and needy in various states under lockdown.
He said that in view of the ongoing pandemic and the lockdowns, "poor, daily wagers and the marginalised sections" of the society have been rendered unemployed, resulting in their "incomes dwindling and them not being able to provide for and feed their family".
"The Congress President has suggested that the centre should provide free food grains to the needy and give Rs 6000 per month to all the jobless people. In view of the above-mentioned condition of the poor and downtrodden due to the ongoing pandemic, I shall request that at least to start with you may give serious thought to the suggestion of the Congress President that the Central Government should resort to direct cash transfer of Rs 6,000 per month in the bank accounts of all the eligible poor people of the States under lockdown, including the State of West Bengal," Mr Chowdhury said.