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Didi's populist pitch? sops galore in Bengal budget

Feb 13, 2020 10:44 IST

In its last full Budget, before West Bengal goes to polls early next year, the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress government laid out a slew of populist schemes. Some of them are free electricity of up to 75 units in three months to poor households, setting up of 100 MSME parks in the state in the next three years to generate jobs. From new pension schemes for senior citizens of Scheduled Castes and Schedules Tribes, and social security scheme for workers in the unorganised sector, Didi's govt also announced assistance scheme for unemployed, tea garden workers.

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