The BJP on Friday alleged that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi authorities is under the control of “ration mafia” and claimed that its proposal of house supply of subsidised grains is merely a present to advertise a “scam”.
Addressing a press convention, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad stated the Kejriwal authorities can’t violate the Food Security Act, and truthful worth ration outlets are at its core for the availability of subsidised grains to the poor as they’re coated under the legislation’s provisions and are accountable for any lapse.
If grains are home-delivered, individuals won’t get to know the way a lot of it’s going the place and the way a lot of it might need disappeared on the way in which, he stated, whereas attacking the Delhi authorities for not implementing the “One nation one ration card” scheme and never connecting its ration outlets with digital level of sale (EPOS) machine to “evade” accountability.
“Grains at doorstep is very much a ‘jumla’ (rhetoric). The Delhi government is under the control of ration mafia,” Prasad 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.
With Kejriwal concentrating on Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led central authorities for not approving his dispensation’s house supply scheme, the senior BJP chief stated the chief minister is free to launch a separate scheme exterior the Food Security Act-covered programme. Prasad famous that the Centre offers 37,573 tonnes subsidised grains to 73 lakh individuals in Delhi on the price of Rs 1,163 crore, asserting that the curiosity of Delhi could be very a lot its curiosity as properly. The central authorities is yearly spending Rs 2 lakh crore to offer subsidised ration to individuals, he stated.
Taking a swipe on the Aam Aadmi Party chief, he stated the Delhi authorities couldn’t ship drugs and oxygen to individuals at house however it’s now speaking about delivering grains at house.
To assist migrant inhabitants obtain their quota of ration at their place of work, the central authorities launched “one nation one ration card” scheme however Delhi is among the many three states which has not carried out it.
The Kejriwal authorities additionally stopped e-authentication of ration outlets inside 4 months of its launch in 2018 after lakhs of faux ration playing cards have been noticed, he claimed and a sought reply from the chief minister as to why the method was not accomplished. The Delhi authorities additionally has no information on dalit and tribal beneficiaries of the ration scheme, he stated.