Raj Express The Government of Chhattisgarh issued an ordinance and abolished the rule beneath which pension quantity was being given to MISA prisoners. In 2008, the Bharatiya Janata Party authorities launched the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Samman Nidhi Yojana to offer pension to MISA prisoners. After the change of energy within the state, the federal government has now banned this pension.
Chhattisgarh Government has scrapped month-to-month pension scheme to folks jailed beneath Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA) throughout 1975-77 emergency interval. The scheme 'Loknayak Jaiprakash Narayan Samman Nidhi' has been repealed.
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The Congress says that the scheme was launched within the then Raman Singh authorities (2008) to maintain the BJP and RSS pleased. Welcoming the choice, State Congress spokesperson Vikas Tiwari mentioned that
The plan was to maintain BJP-RSS leaders pleased.
At the identical time, the cash being given to its beneficiaries will likely be spent on employment schemes for the youth.
Leader of Opposition Dharamlal Kaushik referred to as the Congress authorities's transfer anti-people and killing democracy. Along with this, he has demanded the restoration of the pension scheme. Kaushik has mentioned that
The ruling Congress has been taking anti-people steps. Decisions have been taken one after the opposite, that are extremely condemnable. Currently there are round 300 individuals who had been getting pension beneath this scheme within the state. The plan was launched by the BJP to combat for the basic rights crushed by the Congress authorities on the Center in the course of the Emergency. This unfair step is in violation of the latest order of the Chhattisgarh High Court, which directs the discharge of pension for MISA prisoners.