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Govt saved Rs 90,000 cr by weeding out bogus beneficiaries: Modi in Odisha

PM claims 60 mn fake ration cards, gas connections, student scholarships, old age pensions cancelled; Govt's pro-poor steps have enraged those who used to loot public money

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Photo: PTI

Lauding the efforts of his government in curbing corruption, prime minister Narendra Modi stressed that the government has saved Rs 90,000 crore by filtering 60 million fake beneficiaries. “In the last four years, we have cancelled around 60 million fake ration cards, gas connections, student scholarships and old age pensions. We plugged this leakage, saving crores of money. My pro-poor decisions have enraged people who used to loot public money. They have now been deprived of the opportunities to plunder public money,” Modi said at a public rally at Bolangir, a town ...