Mahila Manch Demands AAP's Rs 1000 Honorarium for Women

The Mahila Manch members protested outside Finance Minister Atishi's residence, urging the AAP government to fulfill its budget promise of providing Rs 1000 per month to Delhi women. The police dispersed the peaceful protest without detainment. The scheme, part of the 2024-25 budget, aims for a September-October rollout.


PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 11-06-2024 15:45 IST | Created: 11-06-2024 15:45 IST
Mahila Manch Demands AAP's Rs 1000 Honorarium for Women
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On Tuesday, members of the Mahila Manch staged a protest outside Delhi Finance Minister Atishi's residence, demanding the AAP government to honor its budget promise of providing a Rs 1000 honorarium to the women of the city.

The protesters chanted slogans outside the Minister's Mathura Road residence, urging that the Delhi government had pledged Rs 1000 per month for women in its budget, which was not merely a poll promise but a formal commitment. 'The government should now deliver the money,' insisted protester Safia Faheem.

According to a police officer, the protest was peaceful and no arrests were made. 'Some women protested in front of Minister Atishi's house. No one was detained as the protest was peaceful,' the officer stated.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, currently out on bail from Tihar jail during the Lok Sabha poll campaigns, has repeatedly assured that women in Delhi would receive Rs 1000 per month. The AAP government had announced the measure for adult women of Delhi in its 2024-25 budget under the Mukhyamantri Mahila Samman Yojana.

In an earlier interview, Minister Atishi informed PTI that the scheme was expected to be notified once the Lok Sabha poll model code of conduct was lifted, with hopes for a rollout by September-October this year.

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