Headlines December 17, 2020
Bihar government approves free Covid vaccine for all
The Nitish Kumar government in Bihar has moved a step closer towards meeting a key election promise made by the ruling Janata Dal United and its ally BJP.It has approved a proposal for providing free anti-coronavirus vaccine to all the people of the state.
The cabinet has also cleared a proposal for generating 20 lakh private and government jobs. This was also promised by the National Democratic Alliance to counter Leader of Opposition Tejashwi Yadav‘s government jobs promise.
The government has also cleared several proposals linked to women empowerment. A fixed grant of ₹ 50,000 will be given to unmarried graduate women; while those who have only completed school will get ₹ 25,000.
The cabinet has approved the implementation of “Saat Nishchay Part-2”, the second part of the seven resolves the Chief Minister announced before the Bihar assembly election to highlight his vision for the state.
The opposition had slammed the BJP for announcing free vaccine for only the poll-bound state.
“What about non-BJP ruled states? Indians who didn’t vote BJP will not get free Covid vaccine?” – Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had questioned.
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