Chief Ministers - @capt_amarinder @ashokgehlot51 @bhupeshbaghel @VNarayanasami @uddhavthackeray @EPSTamilNadu should tell the Prime Minister today that just as LIVES are important LIVELIHOOD of the poor is important.
The poor have lost their jobs or self-employment in the last 18 days. They have exhausted their meagre savings. Many are standing in line for food. Can the State stand by and watch them go hungry?
CMs should demand that cash be transferred to every poor family immediately. “Remonetise the poor” should be their unanimous demand.
Read my column in the Indian Express and in eight language newspapers on Sunday April 12. Remonetising the poor will cost a maximum of Rs 65,000 crore - absolutely affordable and economically justified.