NEW DELHI: Soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced extension of benefit of free ration under PMGKAY till November to help the poor in view of the upcoming festivals, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi posted a Hindi quatrain to indirectly question his leadership. Rahul Gandhi tweeted: "Don't distract by beating about the bush; but do tell how the convoy was robbed; I don't have grievances against the robbers; but your leadership is in question."
Ahead of the PM's address to the nation, Rahul Gandhi had posted on implementation of Nyay scheme and to tell the nation when China will leave the Indian land.
In a video message, Rahul Gandhi had said: "Coronavirus has caused irreversible damage to the poor, middle, and salaried classes; we have demanded the government to implement Nyay scheme even if it is for six months."
"The government should transfer Rs 7,500 per month to the accounts of the poor, the Congress leader had added.
Gandhi added: "Everybody knows the Chinese troops have occupied our holy land at four places." He also attacked the central government for raising fuel prices in the last three weeks since June 7.
The Prime Minister made the announcement to give five kg wheat/rice and one kg 'chana' to the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana beneficiaries during his sixth address to the nation in four months since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out.
"Keeping needs of expenses of people, it has been decided that the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana should now be extended till Diwali and Chhath Puja. The scheme will be extended till the end of November," the Prime Minister said during his 16-minute address. (IANS)