Yogi: Kins of Only 41 Out of 103 Dead Corona Warriors Have Been Given Compensation

Throughout the monsoon session, the opposition parties attacked the Yogi-led BJP government for COVID19 mismanagement, unemployment, and crimes against women and marginalised castes.

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The Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and BJP leader Yogi Adityanath informed the House on Thursday that the families of only 41 out of 103 health and sanitation workers who died during the COVID19 pandemic were given the ex-gratia compensation amount of Rs. 50 lakh by the government, The Hindu reported.

Yogi’s reply in the assembly Assembly came after a direct question by the Samajwadi Party MLA from Saharanpur, Sanjay Garg asked the ruling government.

The compensation amount provided by the government had been transferred through New India Insurance Company to the bank accounts of the families of the 41 Corona warriors who passed away during the COVID19 pandemic, said Yogi.

Eight other cases have been referred to the insurance company for the release of funds as of August 17, Yogi further added and said that the rest of the cases will be taken care of and funds will be released once the original certificates are received from the district administration

The monsoon session of the House was intense with opposition asking important questions only to be dismissed on multiple occasions by Yogi and his rhetorics.

The capital city of Uttar Pradesh witnessed leaders of opposition political parties: Samajwadi Party and Congress traveling on bullock carts, carrying mirrors and vegetables among other things to register the larger discontent among the populace of the state against the Yogi regime’s failure at several fronts.

Throughout the monsoon session, the opposition parties attacked the Yogi-led BJP government for its utter mismanagement of the COVID19 pandemic, widespread unemployment, inflation, increase in lawlessness, and crimes against women and marginalised castes in the state.

The monsoon session of the UP Legislative Assembly which was scheduled to function for five days was ended abruptly after three days on Thursday after it passed the supplementary budget of Rs 7,301.52 presented by the Yogi-led state government.

Also read: UP: Monsoon Session Begins Amidst Protests by Opposition Parties Against Yogi Govt


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May 2024


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