Comparing pizza delivery with delivering ration a vulgar joke: BJP
(Sourced from PTI)
Delhi BJP President Adesh Gupta attacked Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Manish Sisodia on Wednesday, saying comparing home delivery of pizzas with the doorstep delivery of ration for poor people is a "vulgar joke." His statement came after the Delhi deputy chief minister asserted the doorstep delivery of the ration scheme has to be implemented.
Sisodia had said, "If people can have pizza, clothes, and other consumables delivered to their homes, why can't ration be delivered to their doorstep?" In a statement, the Delhi BJP president said it was a "vulgar joke" to compare home delivery of pizzas with that of ration for poor people. "Sisodia should know they do not eat pizza," Gupta said.
He said the claim of the Kejriwal government to deliver ration at the doorstep was "laughable" as it was not able to even supply ration from its stores to fair price shops. He was referring to allegations of BJP leaders that free ration meant for poor people rotted in stores and was not transported to the fair price shops.
"It is very unfortunate that Kejriwal and Sisodia show more interest in politics and issuing regular statements on ration delivery instead of providing adequate food grains to poor people," Gupta charged. He claimed that while the Modi government has announced free ration for needy people until November, the Delhi government will stop it from July 1.
CM Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party government had, on May 4, announced the distribution of free ration to all cardholders for two months amid the COVID-19 crisis. Under that scheme, around 72 lakh people in Delhi were expected to receive aid. Later, the Delhi government said some 20 lakh people who do not have ration cards would also be eligible to get free ration.