West Bengal

3 weeks ago

Abhishek Banerjee Promises Laxmi Bhandar Scheme Amid CPI(M) Criticism

Abhishek Banerjee (symbolic picture)
Abhishek Banerjee (symbolic picture)

 

IIE Digital Desk : In the run-up to the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, Trinamool Congress leader Abhishek Banerjee has guaranteed the continuation and expansion of the Laxmi Bhandar scheme, which provides financial aid to women. This announcement has sparked criticism from the CPI(M), which questions the scheme's efficacy and labels it as an electoral gimmick. Banerjee defended the initiative, highlighting its positive impact on women’s empowerment and poverty alleviation. The political debate over the scheme underscores the broader contest for voter support in West Bengal.


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