Today is ‘Cash for Vote’ Day: Chidambaram Slams PM Kisan Scheme as Attempt to ‘Bribe Farmers’

While Prime Minister Narendra Modi is about to launch  his pre-election mega farmer-friendly scheme PM-KISAN, by which the government set to transfer the first instalment of Rs 2,000 to about 2 crore farmers over the next few days, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Sunday termed it as a bribe for votes. He described the day as “Cash for Vote” day.

The former union finance minister also said that the greater shame is that the Election Commission is unable to stop it. The BJP government will officially give a bribe of Rs 2000 per agricultural family to get their votes, Chidambaram said in a series if tweets.

The money will go to the cultivating farmer as well as the absentee landlord, the former finance minister said. Nothing can be more shameful in a democracy than ‘Bribe for Votes’. The greater shame is that the Election Commission is unable to stop the ‘Bribe for Votes’, he added.

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