Congress on Wednesday questioned the timing of the discharge of PM-Kisan quantity to farmers coinciding with the continuing Assembly elections to 5 states, and requested if it was ‘deliberate’.
In a submit on X, Congress chief Jairam Ramesh aaid, “The sixth installment of PM-Kisan was launched on August 1, 2020, ninth installment on August 9, 2021 and twelfth installment on October 17, 2022.
“Now fifteenth installment of the PM-Kisan is coming in the present day on November 15, 2023. When the elections for Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh are going to polls in two days and in subsequent 10 days election in Rajasthan and in 15 days in Telangana, then in the present day fifteenth installment for farmers is being launched.
“Wasn’t this delay done deliberately?” Ramesh requested.
His remarks got here forward of Prime Minister Narendra Modi all set to launch the fifteenth instalment of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme at a perform to be held in Jharkhand on Wednesday.
The Union Agriculture Ministry stated in a launch on Tuesday that PM Modi would launch the cash through the ‘Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas’ to recognise the efforts of the tribals within the preservation of cultural heritage and promotion of Indian values of nationwide satisfaction, valour, and hospitality. Over eight crore farmers will obtain an quantity of greater than Rs 18, 000 crore — Rs 2, 000 every — on this installment of the BJP’s pet scheme.
Polling for 230-member Madhya Pradesh Assembly, second section of voting for 70 seats in Chhattisgarh is scheduled on November 17, whereas polling for 200-member Rajasthan Assembly is scheduled on November 25 and voting for 119-member Telangana Assembly is scheduled on November 30.
Counting of votes will happen on December 3.