Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi why the doorstep ration supply scheme by his authorities was stalled by the Centre and appealed to him to permit its implementation within the nationwide curiosity. He mentioned the scheme must be applied throughout the nation in view of COVID-19 in any other case ration retailers will act as super-spreaders.
“If pizza, burgers, smartphones and garments will be delivered at residence, then why cannot ration be delivered at their doorstep,” Kejriwal requested.
He alleged that the Centre was preventing with everybody, together with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Maharashtra, Delhi and Jharkhand governments, farmers and the individuals of Lakshadweep.
“Persons are distressed that the central authorities is preventing everybody. If we struggle like this, how will we sort out COVID-19,” the chief minister mentioned in an internet briefing.
“The Delhi authorities didn’t require the Centre’s approval for the implementation of the scheme, but it surely sought permission 5 occasions to keep away from any dispute,” Kejriwal mentioned.
The Delhi authorities on Saturday had claimed the doorstep supply of ration scheme was rejected by the Lt governor saying the Centre’s approval was not sought and that litigation was pending within the excessive court docket relating to it.
He mentioned the scheme would have completed the highly effective ration mafia in Delhi.
“Should you stand with the ration mafia, who will stand with the poor individuals” the chief minister mentioned, including that the scheme was supposed to profit 72 lakh individuals within the nationwide capital.
(With PTI inputs)