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Pregnant, lactating mothers: Sonia Gandhi

New Delhi: Interim president of Congress Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday asked her party's chief ministers of states to ensure that every qualified pregnant woman and lactating mother is paid at least Rs 6,000, as provided for under the National Food Security Act (NFSA).She contacted Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh, Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot, Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath, chief minister of Chhattisgarh Bhupesh Baghel and chief minister of Puducherry V Narayanasamy through a message. She attacked the Modi government for reducing the amount, saying, "The PMMVY reduced the payment amount from Rs 6,000 to Rs 5,000 and also limits the benefits to only one child per woman in violation of the NFSA."

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