News By/Courtesy: Anushka Banerjee | 01 Jul 2020 15:47pm IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Modi's speech
  • Mamata's announcement
  • Opponents reaction

Previously in this week, 59 Chinese apps were banned by the Indian Government. The Government said that it won't be any longer be held liable for any kind of mishap due to the usage of those particular applications. Another news bash came by noon on 29th June.

In this dawning situation of COVID-19, on 29th June, the Indian news media channels, tweeter, and other news networks were flooded with the news, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation at 4 PM tomorrow,”.

While some were thinking of new lockdown rules to be spilled, the others thought it to be a publicity stunt. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his address on June 30, said that the government was going to extend the free ration scheme till the end of November along with some other accessories to this particular news break.

The main reason behind this extension of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana, Modi mentioned that the calendar would be seeing several festivals. He named several Hindu festivals, along with August 15 and Guru Purnima, to illustrate the point and said that the Yojana would continue till Diwali and Chhath.

Many noted on social media that the speech marked absence of the mention of Eid ul-Adha, a Muslim festival in late July, and Guru Purab, observed by Sikhs, in late November that is said to now feed the controversial provisions.

In his speech, Prime Minister also pronounced that, “As many as 80 crore people will get free rations…five kilos of rice or five kilos of wheat, and besides, each household will receive a kilo of whole grams per month,” 

After Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the extension of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana till November 2020, Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee has taken it up a notch. Mamata Banerjee has declared to provide free ration to the needy till June 2021.

Ms. Banerjee also took on the government over its 29th June's bans to 59 apps with Chinese links. She remarked, "Only banning some apps will not give results. We want to give China a befitting reply. The government has to decide on that," 

Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi attacked the speech as "Hamlet without the Prince of Denmark". Singhvi used this particular idiom, referencing it from Shakespearean play. Meaning a scene without its main character, he uses this idiom to expose how economic and financial negligent the announcement is.

THIS ARTICLE DOES NOT INTEND TO HURT THE SENTIMENTS OF ANY INDIVIDUAL, COMMUNITY, SECT, OR RELIGION ETCETERA. THIS ARTICLE IS BASED PURELY ON THE AUTHOR'S PERSONAL VIEWS AND OPINIONS IN EXERCISE OF THE FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT GUARANTEED UNDER ARTICLE 19(1)(A) AND OTHER RELATED LAWS BEING FORCE IN INDIA, FOR THE TIME BEING.

Section Editor: Pushpit Singh | 01 Jul 2020 16:14pm IST


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