Sonia Gandhi asks Centre to provide Rs 7,500 per month to each family

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: May 28, 2020, 01:47 PM(IST)

Sonia Gandhi Photograph:( Reuters )

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She also said under MGNREGA, 200 days of work should be given

Congress party launched 'Speak Up India' campaign today where the party asked people to share their problems due to coronavirus pandemic and lockdown.

Urging Centre to open its 'treasury', Congress chief Sonia Gandhi also asked the government to provide every month Rs 7,500 to each family for six months. 

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"After the country gained Independence, for the first time, everybody experienced the pain of lakhs of labourers, who were forced to go home barefooted, hungry and without medicines. Their pain was felt by everyone, but not by this govt," Gandhi said in his address. 

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"This is why Congress leaders have decided that to strengthen India's voice, we have to run this social media campaign."

She said that Rs 7,500 per month in cash should be given to each family for six months and for the same Rs 10,000 should be released immediately. 

"Under MGNREGA, 200 days for work should be given so that employment can be generated in villages," Gandhi said. 

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