Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's taunt on PM Modi's Ujjwala Yojana, 90% cylinders are eating dust
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday launched the second phase of "Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana" from the Mahoba district of Uttar Pradesh
After Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the second phase of the Ujjwala scheme Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday claimed that 90 percent of cylinders given under the Ujjwala scheme are eating dust and women are forced to cook food on the ‘Chulha’.She tweeted on Wednesday, '90 percent cylinders found in Ujjwala are consuming dust and women are forced to cook on the stove because BJP government has doubled the cylinder price in 7 years and subsidies are negligible.' Priyanka also said, "If the government is even a little honest about Ujjwala, then give subsidy to the poor and reduce inflation."
Prime Minister Modi on Tuesday launched the second phase of "Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana 2.0" from the Mahoba district of Uttar Pradesh. He presented certificates to 10 beneficiaries of Ujjwala Yojana-II. In this online program, Modi also interacted with the five beneficiaries of the first phase of the Ujjwala scheme. Under the Ujjwala 2.0 scheme, now the beneficiary women will be given free LPG gas connection, one month free LPG gas cylinder and hot plate. PM Modi handed over the first gas connection under the scheme to the beneficiary women in Mahoba district through the virtual medium. UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Petroleum Minister Hardeep Singh Puri also participated in this program through the virtual medium. In the first phase of the Ujjwala scheme, more than eight crore gas connections have already been given to women free of cost.
It is worth noting that under this scheme, most of the paperwork for getting an LPG gas connection has been eliminated. Even without a ration card or residence certificate, poor and eligible women will be able to take the gas cylinder and stove connections.