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Congress to hold online agitation on May 28 for poor

Congress to hold online agitation on May 28 for poor
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Mumbai, May 27 (PTI) The Congress will on Thursday

hold an agitation through social media demanding monetary aid

from the Centre for people from the unorganised sector in line

with the ''Nyay'' scheme proposed by the party leader Rahul

Gandhi, Maharashtra minister Balasaheb Thorat has said.

Thorat, who heads the state Congress unit, said

workers of the party will take part in the agitation through

social media platforms like YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and

Instagram.

He said a demand will be raised seeking the initial

aid of Rs 10,000 for the poor and then Rs 7,500 per month for

the next six months.

The agitation, with hashtag ''SpeakUpIndia'', will be

held online from 11 am to 2 pm on Thursday, he added.

Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections held last year, Rahul

Gandhi had advocated implementation of the ''Nyay'' scheme

proposing that a certain amount of money will be paid to the

poor per month to enable them to make purchases.

The increased purchasing power of the poor will in

turn help remonetise the economy, the Congress leader had

said.

"We cannot go outside, on the streets now (due to the

lockdown). Hence, we will be staging this agitation online

tomorrow for those who are hit the worst by the lockdown.

"You have to take part in the agitation via YouTube,

Twitter, Instagram, Facebook," Thorat said during an online

interaction.

He said the Centre''s Rs 20 lakh crore special economic

package is "more of offering loans than spending money to help

the people hit by lockdown".

"The economy will pick momentum only when the poor

have money in hand to spend. So, the Centre should offer money

in line with the Nyay scheme. This will in turn boost the

economy," he added.

Thorat said 50 lakh workers of the Congress are

expected to take part in the agitation across the country.

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Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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