The BJP on Friday alleged that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi authorities is underneath the management of “ration mafia” and claimed that its proposal of dwelling supply of subsidised grains is merely a present to advertise a “rip-off”.
Addressing a press convention, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad stated the Kejriwal authorities can’t violate the Meals Safety Act, and honest worth ration outlets are at its core for the provision of subsidised grains to the poor as they’re lined underneath the regulation’s provisions and are accountable for any lapse.
If grains are home-delivered, folks is not going to get to understand how 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 may be very a lot a ‘jumla’ (rhetoric). The Delhi authorities is underneath the management of ration mafia,” Prasad alleged.
“You need to break the regulation. You need to throw mud into the eyes of the folks of Delhi. The central authorities procures and spends cash on the scheme and it’s a must to observe the regulation,” he stated.
With Kejriwal focusing on Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led central authorities for not approving his dispensation’s dwelling supply scheme, the senior BJP chief stated the chief minister is free to launch a separate scheme outdoors the Meals Safety Act-covered programme. Prasad famous that the Centre offers 37,573 tonnes subsidised grains to 73 lakh folks in Delhi at the price of Rs 1,163 crore, asserting that the curiosity of Delhi may be very a lot its curiosity as effectively. The central authorities is yearly spending Rs 2 lakh crore to provide subsidised ration to folks, he stated.
Taking a swipe on the Aam Aadmi Occasion chief, he stated the Delhi authorities couldn’t ship drugs and oxygen to folks at dwelling however it’s now speaking about delivering grains at dwelling.
To assist migrant inhabitants obtain their quota of ration at their workplace, the central authorities launched “one nation one ration card” scheme however Delhi is among the many three states which has not applied it.
The Kejriwal authorities additionally stopped e-authentication of ration outlets inside 4 months of its launch in 2018 after lakhs of pretend ration playing cards had 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.