Shiv Sena appeals for free food, cash assistance for poor, helpless

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JAMMU: Expressing deep concern over the skyrocketing prices of common goods and hit of earning due to the epidemics and lockdown the leaders of Shiv Sena Bala Saheb Thackeray Jammu and Kashmir unit urges to provide free food and cash help for the poor and needy people of Jammu & Kashmir.
In a press conference held at the party state office Jammu today, president UT , J&K Manish Sahni, said that the current figures are almost certain that the lockdown is going to be prolonged. He urged the Manoj Sinha, the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, to launch a ‘Free Meal Scheme’ with cash assistance for the poor and needy people of J&K.
Sahni said that it become impossible for the common man to earn two time bread for their family. Labours , taxis and auto drivers, street vendors ,footpaths and beggars have reached the brink of starvation.
Seeking to learn from the Government of Maharashtra, Sahni said that, despite facing the biggest impact of the Covid epidemic, Maharashtra Govt has emerged as a role model in helping its people with better health facilities, free Shiv Thali and cash.
He further said that as instructed by the party’s National Secretary and MP Honorable Anil Desai, there was a plan to provide free food in the party office Jammu for which a written appeal was made to the DM of Jammu, whose answer is still awaited.
On this occasion President Mehila wing Meenakshi Chibber, Gen Secretary Vikas Bakshi, Mehila Secretary Geeta Lakhotra. Dimple and youth leader Rakesh Handa were present.