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PM praises Tripura’s cart puller for feeding poor during lockdown

The Prime Minister has showered praises to Gautam Das, the cart puller from Agartala, and shared his inspiring story in MaanKiBaat programme.

Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has on Sunday felicitated a cart puller who earned praises from Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his noble efforts– feeding the poor from his life savings during lockdown.

While felicitating the cart puller, the Chief Minister has assured financial support for his family.

The Chief Minister has also conveyed his gratitude to Prime Minister for highlighting the story of this cart puller in his MaanKiBaat programme.

“This shows PM Narendra Modi Ji’s love and affection towards the people of Tripura”, the Chief Minister said.

It is worthy to mention here that the president of state BJP unit- Dr. Manik Saha as part of his regular briefing had highlighted the story of Gautam Das to party’s high command which drawn the attention of Prime Minister.

Meanwhile, the Chief Minister has announced that the state government would extend financial help of Rs. 1000 to around 12000 rickshaw pullers and barbers each in view of the COVID19 situation. The financial assistance would be given from Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.

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