KSP responds to Democratic Party’s swipe on Jokowi’s BLT policy

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People receive direct cash assistance (BLT) from President Joko Widodo. Photo: BPMI Setpres/Laily Rachev

Jakarta, IO – Presidential Staff Office (KSP) expert staffer Abraham Wirotomo responded to the Democratic Party’s criticism against President Joko Widodo’s direct cash assistance (BLT) policy.

According to him, the condition now is different from the era during Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) administration. He said Jokowi’s BLT program was implemented in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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“The situations now and then are different. Apart from facing price increases due to spikes in the global market, we still face the risk of Covid-19 transmission. The challenges we face then and now are not the same,” Abraham said, Wednesday (6/4).