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Modi launches LPG scheme for poor

During the launch, Modi said policies made by previous governments was not keeping in mind the welfare of poor but only ballot boxes

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (left) presents a cooking gas connection to a woman from a Below Poverty Line family during the  launch of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, in Ballia on Sunday (Photo: PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (left) presents a cooking gas connection to a woman from a Below Poverty Line family during the launch of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, in Ballia on Sunday (Photo: PTI)

Setting development and poverty eradication as the agenda for the next Uttar Pradesh elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched a Rs 8,000-crore scheme to provide 50 million free liquefied petroleum gas  (LPG) connections to poor families and attacked previous governments for not doing much, despite many prime ministers being elected from the state. “Uttar Pradesh gave many prime ministers. But, poverty increased. Number of poor increased. (Governments) could not empower poor to fight poverty. There were many promises and policies were made. But, these schemes ...