SP disapproves of govt's proposed free mobile scheme

SPSP disapproves of govt's proposed free mobile scheme. (IE Photo)

Samajwadi Party, which promised free laptops to students in last UP assembly polls, today disapproved of the Centre's proposed move to distribute mobiles to each village family and tablets to students saying the scheme will render the government poor.

"The government is working like a father who is rendering his son poor by indulging in luxury," SP leader Ram Gopal Yadav said outside Parliament.

He was asked about the Centre's proposed mega scheme of free distribution of tablets and mobile phones to targeted beneficiaries.

The proposal comes after the government's ambitious food legislation that entails providing subsidised foodgrains to 67 per cent of India's population.

The proposed free tablet and mobile scheme is learnt to have been sent to the telecom commission by the Department of Telecommunication. After the commission's approval, the plan will be sent to the Cabinet. The SP leader also took a dig at the Gujarat Chief

Minister Narendra Modi for addressing a rally from a replica of Red Fort in Chhattisgarh. The symbolism involving the historical monument is hard to miss as it is from the ramparts of the Red Fort that Prim Ministers address the nation on Independence Day."This means (addressing from) Red Fort is not be in his fate," Yadav quipped.

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