Poor should get free ration till COVID-19 crisis ends: Mayawati

Lucknow: Welcoming the Prime Minister’s announcement of providing free ration to the poor till November, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Wednesday said that the plan should be continued till the coronavirus crisis lasts.
In a tweet, Ms Mayawati said, “In order to save the people who are grappling with starvation on account of unprecedented hardships and unemployment due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus and the subsequent lockdown, the ‘PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana’ should continue not till November but till the end of the epidemic. This is the BSP’s demand.”
In another tweet, she added that, “The incident of the bodies of those who succumbed to coronavirus, being thrown into pits in Karnataka’s Bellary shames humanity. Though complaints of cruel behaviour with coronavirus patients have become rampant, those who have behaved in such an inhuman way with their bodies must be punished by the government there.”