High cost of refills keep LPG out of reach for BPL families in Rampur, contradict govt claims on success of UJjwala scheme


High cost of refills keep LPG out of reach for BPL families in Rampur, contradict govt claims on success of UJjwala scheme

The BJP launched its flagship Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY or Ujjwala) with much pomp and fanfare in 2016, so much so that the party is still using it to try and bag votes. However, the scheme, which promises subsidised cooking gas connections to rural women of Below Poverty Line (BPL) households, seems to have been a major dud.

And national BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra appears to have unwittingly given proof of the same.

On 31 March, Patra had tweeted a video that showed him visiting a family in Puri. Patra is contesting the 2019 Lok Sabha election from the Puri parliamentary constituency. In it, he was seen sitting on the floor and enjoying a meal cooked on a traditional earthen stove by the family’s matriarchal head. Read More

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