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Business News/ Elections / Assembly Elections/  ' 15,000 to all women if Congress is elected again': Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel's big Diwali announcement
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' ₹15,000 to all women if Congress is elected again': Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel's big Diwali announcement

On the occasion of Diwali,Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel announced that if Congress comes to power his government will provide ₹15,000 to all women

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister and Congress leader Bhupesh Baghel said that if Congress comes to power 'Chhattisgarh Griha Lakshmi Yojana' will be launched (PTI)Premium
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister and Congress leader Bhupesh Baghel said that if Congress comes to power 'Chhattisgarh Griha Lakshmi Yojana' will be launched (PTI)

On the occasion of Diwali, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel declared that his government will provide 15,000 per year to all women of the state if Congress returns to power. The announcement was made ahead of the second phase of the state assembly elections.

"On the occasion of Diwali, I want to announce that, if Congress forms govt again in Chhattisgarh, we will launch 'Chhattisgarh Griha Lakshmi Yojana' and will give 15,000 per year to all mothers and sisters," said Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel.

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Earlier in the day, Bhupesh Baghel had given a hint of some big announcement related to women of the state. "As soon as the Congress government is formed, the women of the state will be given 15,000 per year directly into their accounts under the “Chhattisgarh Griha Lakshmi Yojana," he wrote on X.

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He also wished the people of the state Diwali. The first phase of polling in 20 out of the total 90 assembly seats in the state was held on November 7. Voting on the remaining 70 seats will be held on November 17.

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In the Congress manifesto, launched on November 5, he had promised a caste-based census, farm loan waivers, and subsidised LPG cylinders to women, among other things, if voted back to power. Earlier, he had attacked the BJP for its promises and said that their guarantees were not worth the paper it was written on.

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" Their forms are going into the dustbin. There is no guarantee of their guarantees. Look at what we have promised in the Griha Lakshmi scheme, it is for your wives and your mothers and sisters and daughters. We will launch the scheme after we return to power and will be giving every woman in the state 15000 yearly" Bhupesh Baghel said.

He claimed that the BJP government never made ration cards for APL people. It was the Congress government which got ration cards issued to everyone, he added.

The announcement has been made ahead of the second phase of the state assembly elections scheduled on November 17. The announcement is seen as a counter to the opposition BJP's promise in its poll manifesto of giving 12,000 per year to married women.

 

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Published: 12 Nov 2023, 01:31 PM IST
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