Amarinder government should announce free ghee, tea and sugar: Tarun Chugh
Says Modi government has already announced free grains worth Rs.1.5 lakh-crore
Chandigarh: Hailing the announcement of Rs.1.5 lakh-crore free grains for 80-crore people of the country, the Bharatiya Janata Party today urged Capt Amarinder Singh-led Congress government to announce free Ghee, Tea and Sugar to match Centre’s historic announcement.
Tarun Chugh, the national Secretary of the BJP said that Prime Minister Modi has announced the biggest ever welfare scheme for people of the country. Prime Minister’s announcement to continue the facility of free food grains till November 30 is a visionary decision taken in the interest of those who were facing tough times due to the Corona crisis.
The BJP leader thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for understanding the pain and needs of underprivileged people and said the announcement shows the sensitivity of the government.
Chugh said Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in the times of Covid-19, has led from the front and took visionary decisions in the interest of people of the country. He said, with this announcement, the Union Government would now be providing free grains to 80-crore people for a period of 240 days. “This shows Prime Minister’s commitment to protect the people and to fight the pandemic in a befitting manner,” he said.
BJP national secretary said 1.41-crore people of Punjab were also among those who will get benefitted from Prime Minister’s announcement. He urged Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, not only to ensure speedy and fair distribution of free grains provided by Centre but also announce to provide Ghee, Tea and Sugar along with the free grains.
Chugh reminded Capt Amarinder Singh that he and the Congress party had promised to give free Ghee, Tea and Sugar to the people of the state. “The election promises including these remain unfulfilled even after three and a half years,” he said