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After Centre extends PMGKY, Mamata announces free ration for poor in Bengal till June 2021


New Delhi: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday introduced that state govt will present free ration to poor in the state till subsequent 12 months.

Mamata’s announcement got here quickly after PM Modi introduced the extension of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY) till November underneath which 80 crore folks shall be given free foodgrains.

“The Centre’s ration policy should be to provide ration to each and every one of the 130 crore population of the country,” she stated. “I am extending free ration for poor till June 2021,” Mamata stated.

The centre had rolled out PMGKY scheme for three months from April, quickly after the nationwide lockdown was introduced to fight the COVID-19.

Bengal headed for polls subsequent 12 months

M amata’s announcement assumes significance in mild of the truth that Bengal will go to polls subsequent 12 months. It could also be famous that BJP has emerged as the primary challenger in opposition to Mamata’s TMC which has been ruling the state for a decade.


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In the Lok Sabha elections final 12 months, BJP snatched a lion’s share of seats from TMC elevating its tally from 2 seats to 18.

Mamata on ban of Chinese apps

Mamata additionally stated banning apps is not going to be sufficient, asserting that China must be given a befitting reply. The Trinamool Congress supremo, nevertheless, stated she would go away it to the Centre to resolve on the problem.

Chinese apps banned

“It is a subject of the external affairs department, we will support the central government stand…. But, we have to be very aggressive on one hand and on the other, use the diplomatic channel. Only banning a few apps will not be a proper reply, we have to give China a befitting reply,” she stated whereas addressing a press convention.

India on Monday banned 59 apps with Chinese hyperlinks, together with the hugely-popular TikTok and UC Browser, saying they have been prejudicial to sovereignty, integrity and safety of the nation.


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