When the Finance Minister announced the government would stop accepting government grants for lottery winnings, the response was not exactly what I expected.
The response was to issue a statement stating that the Government would no longer be awarding these bonuses to the winners, in response to a query from the Hindustan Times on why it had stopped doing so.
The government had also said that the money awarded under the lottery programme was a gift from the state government and it would no more be available for the benefit of the state’s people.
I am not aware of any state government, the Finance Ministry, or any other government entity, including the Reserve Bank of India, who has ever awarded such a large amount of money to a single person, irrespective of how many winnings he or she has won, or how many times he or her winnings have been awarded.
The announcement made no mention of the huge amount of public money the state has received over the years for this programme.
The decision to stop awarding these bonus prizes to winners was met with disappointment by many, with many claiming that the state was going to lose out.
I do not know of any government entity in India who has given away more public money for such a programme as the Maharashtra government has.
I do not even know of anyone in the country who has received more money for a lottery scheme, which is a gift given by the state.
It is a huge public subsidy that has never been available for any other public scheme.
The Maharashtra government had received nearly Rs 4,000 crore in lottery winings in the previous financial year.
This is not even the amount of winnings received by the Maharashtra and Haryana governments in the same year.
There was also a criticism that the government had failed to deliver on its promises.
In December 2015, the Maharashtra Chief Minister made a speech at a public meeting in which he said that he would stop the bonus prizes for winners of lottery tickets given in the state, which had been announced a year before.
The following year, the state cabinet approved the lottery win-winning scheme in a measure that was aimed at providing a boost to the economy.
In the state of Maharashtra, there is no question of any public subsidy being given to lottery winners, but only a subsidy given to the state administration.
The state is being given the subsidy through the government of the day, not the people of the future.
The people of Maharashtra are being given a subsidy.
The beneficiaries of this subsidy will not be the state or the people.
In the state that the lottery scheme was implemented in, the people are not beneficiaries.
It has been proven that the amount received by Maharashtra government is more than Rs 4 lakh crore.
The Finance Ministry’s statement that the bonus scheme had been discontinued was wrong.
It was announced only a few days after the lottery was discontinued.
There is no reason why the subsidy to winners should be discontinued now.
If the state had not discontinued the lottery, we would not be receiving the subsidy.
The state government is responsible for providing the subsidy, not any other person.
It should not be given to anyone.
There should be no question about the subsidy being withdrawn.
We should be able to give the subsidy in the form of public funds, and the state should be compensated in the way that it is.
We are trying to improve the situation in Maharashtra, and it is not just about providing a public subsidy.
This subsidy is given in our name.
It’s not given in a way that gives people the choice.
If there is any doubt about the quality of the work done, then the state can not continue to give such a subsidy to the people who have done nothing but work.