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Congress woo voters in Chhattisgarh, CM Baghel promises Rs 15,000 financial help for women if voted to power

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Congress woo voters in Chhattisgarh, CM Baghel promises Rs 15,000 financial help for women if retained to power

The Rs 15,000 financial assistance announced by Congress CM Bhupesh Baghel in Chhattisgarh is being seen as a counter to BJP's promise in its poll manifesto of giving Rs 12,000 per year to married women

FP Staff November 12, 2023 14:35:26 IST Congress woo voters in Chhattisgarh, CM Baghel promises Rs 15,000 financial help for women if retained to power

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel. FILE/PTI.

To woo voters ahead of the Assembly polls, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel Sunday said if his party, Congress, retains power in the state, it will give women an annual financial assistance of Rs 15,000.

Baghel’s announcement comes ahead of the second phase of Chhattisgarh elections 2023 scheduled on November 17.

The financial assistance announced by Congress in Chhattisgarh is being seen as a counter to the opposition BJP’s promise in its poll manifesto of giving Rs 12,000 per year to married women.

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“Today, on the auspicious occasion of Diwali, with the blessings of Maa Lakshmi ji and Chhattisgarh Mahtari, an important decision has been taken for women empowerment,” Baghel told reporters in Raipur.

“After the Congress government is formed again in Chhattisgarh, women in the state will be provided an annual assistance of Rs 15,000 directly into their bank accounts under the “Chhattisgarh Gruha Lakshmi Yojana’,” he said.

The first phase of polling in 20 out of the total 90 assembly seats in Chhattisgarh was held on November 7. The remaining 70 seats will see voting on November 17.

With inputs from agencies

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