‘10Kg Free Ration If INDI Alliance Comes To Power’: AICC President Mallikarjun Kharge


(MENAFN- AsiaNet News) AICC President Mallikarjun Kharge has pledged to double the amount of free ration provided to the needy to 10 kg if the INDI alliance assumes power, asserting this initiative as a key focus in their campaign.

In a recent joint press conference with Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav, Kharge highlighted the commitment of the Congress to enhance welfare measures for the impoverished populace. He criticized the BJP for its current allocation of 5 kg of free ration, labelling it insufficient.
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Kharge emphasized that Congress, with its historical enactment of the Food Security Act, has a proven track record in prioritizing the welfare of the underprivileged. He assured the public that this increase in free ration has already been implemented in Congress-governed states such as Telangana and Karnataka.

Meanwhile, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra stressed the importance of job creation for the youth, criticizing the Modi government's reliance solely on free ration distribution as inadequate for addressing systemic issues.

Contrary to the Congress's stance, Yadav asserted that the INDI alliance would focus on enhancing the quality of ration provided to the impoverished communities. However, Gandhi reiterated the need for prioritizing job opportunities over free ration, echoing the sentiment shared by many.
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The BJP, on the other hand, has pledged to continue its current scheme of providing 5 kg of free ration until 2029, as outlined in its latest manifesto.

As the election fervour intensifies, the promise of increased free ration by the INDI alliance, coupled with the Congress's emphasis on job creation, adds layers to the ongoing political discourse, leaving voters to weigh their options based on their perceived impact on their livelihoods and welfare.

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