Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday attacked Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s proposal for doorstep supply of meals rations within the nationwide capital, labelling it “jumla” (a false promise) and accusing the ruling AAP of hyperlinks to the “ration mafia”.
Mr Prasad demanded to know why his authorities was certainly one of simply two holding out in opposition to the ruling BJP’s ‘one nation, one ration card’ scheme that’s meant to assist folks from economically weaker sections get primary meals provides at a good value.
“This ration supply to properties appears like a novel concept… however in the event you verify the plan particulars you will see that so many loopholes and potentialities for corruption. Is that this what Arvind Kejriwal needs? Do you (Mr Kejriwal) wish to break the legislation and idiot the folks?” Mr Prasad shouted a query out to gathered reporters.
An apoplectic Union Minister additionally mocked the Mr Kejriwal as a result of “he’s speaking about house supply of ration when he even failed to offer oxygen to the folks of Delhi”.
“Arvind Kejriwal is speaking about house supply of ration when he even failed to offer oxygen to the folks of Delhi. The Delhi authorities is below the management of the ration mafia,” he raged.
Final week the centre blocked a doorstep meals rations supply scheme Delhi mentioned would profit 72 lakh folks previous the financial hardship – lack of jobs and wages – on account of the lockdown.
Lt Governor Anil Baijal returned the file citing lack of central approval and an ongoing court docket case.
A livid Arvind Kejriwal tweeted: “Mr Prime Minister, what sort of an association do you’ve got with the ration mafia that you simply needed to cease the Kejriwal authorities’s ‘Ghar Ghar Ration Scheme’?”
Days later an apparently now-subdued Mr Kejriwal wrote to the Prime Minister to hunt his assist in overturning the centre’s determination to dam the doorstep supply of meals rations.
The AAP authorities in Delhi had cleared the proposal to permit house supply of rations in July final 12 months; it was one of many guarantees made by the get together within the run-up to the February meeting polls.
With enter from ANI