TMC claims its pre-poll promise for women is ‘perfectly doable’


Panaji: The Trinamool Congress Party (TMC) Goa Desk in-charge Mahua Moitra on Sunday responded to the statement by former union finance minister P Chidambaram on its pre-poll promise for women claiming that their assurance is “perfectly doable.”

“Yes sir @PChidambaram_IN Rs 5000 to 3.5 lakh Goan households is equal to Rs 2100 crores is 6-8 per cent of total budget which is perfectly doable. Good economics in depressed post covid scenario requires putting cash in hands and liquidity into system,” Moitra tweeted on Sunday, minutes after Chidambaram’s tweet.

Moitra had released a pre-poll promise on Saturday titled “Griha Laxmi” which has assured Rs 5,000 per household per month, once they are voted to power in the coastal state.

Chidambaram had tweeted earlier during the day “Here is a math that deserves the Nobel Prize in Economics. A monthly grant of Rs. 5000 to a woman in 3.5 lakh households in Goa will cost Rs 175 crore a month. That is Rs 2100 crore a year.”

“It is a “small” sum for the State of Goa that had an outstanding debt of Rs. 23,473 crore at the end of March 2020. God bless Goa! or should it be God Save Goa?,” he said in another tweet.


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