In a strategic move ahead of the second phase of Chhattisgarh elections, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has unveiled a promising initiative for women empowerment.
The announcement, made on the auspicious occasion of Diwali, is set to counter the opposition BJP’s commitment in its poll manifesto to provide ₹12,000 per year to married women.
Under the proposed “Chhattisgarh Gruha Lakshmi Yojana,” Chief Minister Baghel affirmed that if the Congress retains power in Chhattisgarh, women in the state will receive an annual financial assistance of ₹15,000 directly into their bank accounts. This significant decision aims to foster women’s empowerment and enhance their economic independence.
“Today, with the blessings of Maa Lakshmi ji and Chhattisgarh Mahtari, we announce a crucial step towards women’s empowerment on the auspicious occasion of Diwali,” stated Mr. Baghel during a press conference in Raipur.
Expressing his Diwali wishes to the people of the state, the Chief Minister outlined the vision behind the initiative, emphasizing its potential impact on the lives of women in Chhattisgarh.
The first phase of polling for 20 out of the total 90 assembly seats in the state occurred on November 7, with the remaining 70 seats scheduled for voting on November 17.
As the political landscape unfolds, the “Chhattisgarh Gruha Lakshmi Yojana” stands as a testament to the commitment of the Congress government to uplift and empower women in the region.