#LokSabhaElections2024 : Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge Promises 10 Kg Ration For Poor If INDIA Alliance Voted To Power ; Questions PM Modi’s Silence On Change In Constitution Rumours

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Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge announced that if the INDIA bloc is voted to power, it will double the quantity of free rations provided by the BJP government to the poor.

He referred to the Modi government scheme providing five kilograms of ration to the poor every month and said, “The Congress brought the Food Security Act, you did nothing.”

“You are giving five kg, if INDIA bloc government is formed, we will give 10 kg of ration to the poor,” Kharge said, addressing a joint press conference here with Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav.

“I am saying this with guarantee because we have already done it in states, including Telangana and Karnataka,” he added.

In a campaign speech recently, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had pitched for more employment opportunities for youngsters, saying the Modi government’s scheme to provide free ration to the poor every month was not a solution.

“This will not build your future, this won’t make you self-reliant,” she had said. BJP leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, list the government’s free ration scheme in every political rally. The party has even mentioned in its manifesto that it will continue the scheme till 2029 after coming to power. Yadav has also promised in several of his rallies that the quality of ration distributed to the poor will be improved if the INDIA bloc comes to power.

Later, Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge asserted that the opposition INDIA bloc is in a strong position after four phases of Lok Sabha polls and that the people of the country are prepared to bid farewell to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

He also said that the election is to save the Constitution and asked why PM Modi has not taken action against those talking of changing the Constitution.

“Four rounds of polling have been completed in the country. The INDIA bloc is in a very strong position. I can say with full confidence that the people of the country have prepared to bid farewell to Narendra Modi. INDIA bloc is going to form the new government on June 4,” he said at a joint press conference with Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav in Lucknow.

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