Thursday, June 17, 2021

Delhi government under control of ‘ration mafia’, says BJP

Kejriwal has been saying Centre was refusing to approve his govt’s scheme of house supply of rations to poor

The BJP on Friday accused the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led Delhi government of being “under the control” of a “ration mafia”. It additionally alleged that the AAP’s proposal of house supply of subsidised rations was to advertise a “scam”.


At a press convention, BJP chief and Union Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad stated truthful worth outlets have been on the core of provides of subsidised meals grains to the poor, as they have been lined under authorized provisions and thus accountable for any lapse.

“If grains are home delivered, people will not get to know how much of it is going where and how much of it might have disappeared on the way,” he stated.

Mr. Prasad attacked the Delhi government for not implementing the “one nation one ration card” scheme and never connecting its ration outlets with the digital level of sale (EPOS) machine to “evade” accountability.

‘A jumla’

“Grains at doorstep is very much a ‘jumla’ [rhetoric]. The Delhi government is under the control of ration mafia,” he alleged. “You want to break the law. You want to throw dust into the eyes of the people of Delhi. The Central government procures and spends money on the scheme and you have to follow the law,” he stated.


Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had been saying that the Centre was refusing to approve his government’s scheme of house supply of rations to the poor.

Mr. Prasad said that Mr. Kejriwal was free to launch a separate scheme exterior the Food Security Act lined programme. He famous that the Centre supplied 37,573 tonnes of subsidised grains to 73 lakh individuals in Delhi at a value of ₹1,163 crore. He asserted that the pursuits of Delhi have been very a lot prioritised. The Centre was yearly spending ₹ 2 lakh crore to offer subsidised ration to individuals. The Delhi government couldn’t ship medication and oxygen to individuals at house but it surely was now speaking about delivering grains at house, he stated.

To assist the migrant inhabitants obtain their quota of ration at their place of work, the Union government launched the “one nation one ration card” scheme, however Delhi was among the many three States that didn’t implement it. The Kejriwal government had stopped e-authentication of ration outlets inside 4 months of its launch in 2018 after lakhs of faux ration playing cards have been noticed. It additionally had no information on Dalit and tribal beneficiaries of the ration scheme, he added.

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