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Assam: Arunodoi scheme is a poll gimmick by BJP, says Debabrata Saikia

Assam: Arunodoi scheme is a poll gimmick by BJP, says Debabrata Saikia

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Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma held a press conference where he stated some key announcements in terms of schemes which includes a premier scheme called “Arunodoi”.

Every week till 15th September, the Health Minister will bring forward a new scheme or a new implementation for the development of Assam and Arunodoi will be the number the 1 scheme among them.

Also read: Assam govt to pay Rs 830 per month to 17 lakh families from 2 Oct to 1st January

The Leader of Opposition Debabrata Saikia reacted on the step by Assam Government and said, "Himanta Biswa Sarma said that 17 lakh people will be covered by Arunodoi and Rs 830 will be given from Oct. This is actually a budget scheme but they are doing it for 2021 elections in April. That's why - different constituency has been counted by him itself and he has considered that before saying, Instead, Tendulkar committee consideration by Rahul Gandhi where he forwarded the Nyay proposal should be considered".

On the issue of Rs 830 being distributed, Saikia said, "female member will get monthly Rs 830 which is daily Rs 27. What will a family of 4 do with that money? Buy medicine or fruits? Assam govt should explain this as the lockdown has economically shattered many people. Instead Rahul Gandhi's Rs 6000 provision should be made and extended to be covered to middle class as well".

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