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Chidambaram Urges CMs to Demand Transfer of Cash to Poor Families During Meeting With PM Modi

File photo of Congress leader P Chidambaram (PTI)

File picture of Congress chief P Chidambaram (PTI)

Chidambaram mentioned remonetising the poor would price solely Rs 65,000 crore, which is economically viable.

  • PTI New Delhi
  • Last Updated: April 11, 2020, 10:54 AM IST

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s assembly with Chief Ministers, senior Congress chief P Chidambaram on Saturday urged CMs of states the place the get together is in energy to unanimously demand for switch of money to each poor household.

He mentioned the poor have misplaced their jobs and have exhausted their financial savings. They are actually standing in strains to get free meals, the previous Union finance minister mentioned.

Chidambaram mentioned remonetising the poor would price solely Rs 65,000 crore, which is economically viable.

“Chief ministers Amarinder Singh, Ashok Gehlot, Bhupesh Baghel, V Narayanasami, Uddhav Thackeray and E Palaniswani should tell the prime minister today that just as LIVES are important LIVELIHOOD of the poor is important,” he tweeted.

“The poor have lost their jobs or self-employment in the last 18 days. They have exhausted their meagre savings. Many are standing in line for food,” Chidambaram mentioned.

Can the state stand by and watch them go hungry,” he asked, adding that chief ministers should demand that cash be transferred to every poor family immediately.

“Remonetise the poor ought to be their unanimous demand,” Chidambaram mentioned.

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