After Inviting Oppn Wrath, Goa Govt Says Free LPG Only for ‘Low Income Group’

The BJP authorities in Goa is underneath assault from the opposition and has additionally invited the general public’s wrath for not fulfilling its ballot promise of ‘3 free LPG cylinders’. Nonetheless, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has now mentioned that the scheme shall be just for the ‘low earnings group’.

Sawant admitted that the scheme has been delayed. He mentioned that his authorities will take the choice to supply cooking gasoline free to households with low earnings.

“Three cylinders shall be offered to these having ‘Antyodaya’ ration playing cards. The file is in motion, solely a call has not been taken. I really feel that these having low earnings ought to get this profit. Nonetheless, it’s delayed to get monetary approval,” Sawant mentioned.

“However the scheme is just not for everybody. We are going to attempt to take a call on this challenge,” he mentioned.

Raking up the problem of free LPG cylinders promised by the BJP authorities and the value hike of home cooking gasoline, the Congress in Goa whereas distributing the letters of its chief Rahul Gandhi throughout the ‘Haath Se Haath Jodo’ program, acknowledged that the occasion will present a LPG cylinder for under Rs 500 as soon as it comes again to energy within the 2024 polls.

Former All India Congress Committee secretary Girish Chodankar chatting with IANS mentioned that it’s within the ‘DNA’ of the BJP to make false guarantees earlier than elections after which cheat the folks.

“Whereas promising free LPG, the BJP by no means mentioned that it is just for low earnings teams. They’ve garnered votes by hoodwinking voters on this promise. Now the BJP has taken a ‘U-Flip’ as traditional and has mentioned that the scheme is just for low earnings teams,” Chodankar mentioned.

“Even whether it is for low earnings teams, why is the Chief Minister not asserting the precise date to implement the scheme. This implies they need to delay it until the subsequent election. Now the folks have come to know concerning the BJP’s gimmicks,” Chodankar added.

The Goa Ahead Get together (GFP) has alleged that the BJP authorities garnered votes by promising to provide three free cooking gasoline cylinders, nevertheless, now the persons are feeling cheated.

GFP MLA Vijai Sardesai had mentioned that because of the steep rise within the worth of cooking gasoline and the BJP authorities’s failure to supply free LPG cylinders, folks within the rural areas of the state are pressured to depend on firewood for cooking.

“Persons are burdened because of the steep hike within the worth of cooking gasoline. Many individuals in rural areas are pressured to depend on firewood to satisfy their cooking necessities,” Sardesai mentioned.

“Moms and sisters of Goa voted for you (BJP) in order that you would type the federal government. Through the funds (in 2022), the Chief Minister (Pramod Sawant) had mentioned that underneath the ‘Goa Gramin Urja Yojana’, the state authorities has determined to provide three cylinders without spending a dime per 12 months for which a provision of Rs 40 crore has been made. However now this scheme has been dropped,” Sardesai mentioned.

“In the present day the state of affairs is such that persons are storing firewood at their properties,” he added.

“The fanfare with which this scheme was introduced stays solely on occasion leaflets now. The Chief Minister has cheated our moms and sisters together with his false promise,” Sardesai mentioned.

GFP vice-president Ashma mentioned that Pramod Sawant ought to make clear whether or not the federal government will give three cylinders free, which have been promised.

“Through the meeting election, BJP promised to provide three cylinders free to garner votes and in return cheated the ladies of the state. Now the Chief Minister ought to make clear whether or not this scheme shall be carried out or not,” she mentioned.

“The Lok Sabha elections are only a 12 months away. The time has come for the folks to understand the pro-capitalist and anti-poor agenda of the BJP authorities. It’s not attainable to defeat the BJP except the folks categorical their anger in opposition to the anti-people insurance policies of the BJP authorities,” Chief of Opposition Yuri Alemao mentioned.

The Congress in Goa had agitated in opposition to the value hike of LPG and the failure of the federal government to supply free cooking gasoline.

The Aam Aadmi Get together in Goa has additionally agitated in opposition to the BJP authorities.

“Now after coming to energy, the BJP has taken a U-turn over offering free LPG cylinders promised throughout the election. The Chief Minister now says they are going to be given solely to beneath poverty line households. Now the folks of Goa ought to perceive what hypocrites these leaders are,” Surel Tilve, AAP vice chairman, mentioned.

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