December 2, 2022

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia asserted that doorstep ration supply scheme have to be carried out.

New Delhi:

The AAP authorities on Wednesday mentioned the Centre “rejected” its doorstep ration supply scheme on “funny excuses”, with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal asking how the nation will progress amid a lot dispute and politics.

Addressing a press briefing, senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia mentioned a letter from the Centre on Tuesday knowledgeable that the Delhi authorities’s proposal of the scheme has been rejected.

The deputy chief minister blamed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for it.

Later in a sequence of tweets, Mr Kejriwal charged the BJP-led Centre of indulging in disputes with the states.

“A letter from the Centre has come. It is very painful. The doorstep ration delivery scheme was rejected on grounds such as what will happen if ration delivery vans break down or get stuck in traffic, how will rations reach beneficiaries living on third floors of a building (India of 21st century has reached the moon and here you are stuck on third floor), and how will rations will be delivered to beneficiaries who live in narrow lanes,” he mentioned in a tweet in Hindi.

Mr Sisodia too raised the identical factors, blaming Modi for rejecting of the scheme.

In one other tweet, Mr Kejriwal mentioned having disputes with everybody was not proper.

“Fighting with everyone all the time is not right – Twitter, Lakshadweep, Mamta didi, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Delhi government, farmers, traders, and even the Chief Secretary of West Bengal,” he mentioned.

“How will the country progress amid so much dispute and politics? Do not fight over doorstep ration delivery scheme. It is in the interest of the nation,” the Delhi chief minister added.

Mr Sisodia, nonetheless, claimed that the Delhi authorities by no means despatched any proposal concerning the scheme to the Centre.

“Ration distribution under the public distribution system (PDS) is the responsibility of the state. They had objection over the scheme for having ”Mukhya Mantri” in its title, which we removed. What proposal did they reject when none was sent to them,” he requested.

The AAP chief asserted that the doorstep supply of ration scheme needs to be carried out and accused Prime Minister Modi of selecting fights with everybody.

“Why are you always in a quarrelsome mood? The country has never seen such a quarrellous prime minister in 75 years,” Sisodia charged, citing clashes of the Modi authorities with completely different states.

“If people can have pizza, clothes and other consumables delivered to their homes, why can’t ration be delivered to their doorstep,” he requested.

A replica of a letter by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, dated June 22, shared by Sisodia raised varied objections on ration supply, administrative and monetary features of the scheme.

“Therefore, in view of the above observations and concerns, it is clarified that the proposal of Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi does not meet the statutory and functional requirements of the National Food Security Act and therefore, the proposal made by GNCTD can not be accepted,” it learn.

The Delhi authorities deliberate to launch the scheme for the doorstep supply of ration in June.

The launch was halted after the lieutenant governor returned the file on the scheme stating that it couldn’t be carried out, in accordance with an announcement from the Chief Minister’s Office.

According to the Delhi authorities, if carried out, the scheme would profit 72 lakh ration cardholders within the metropolis.

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