Kejriwal calls rejection of doorstep ration delivery scheme 'petty politics'
Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal has rejected the Delhi Government's proposal for doorstep delivery of ration, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said and alleged that the "important" measure had fallen victim to "petty politics". Kejriwal disappointingly said that he had repeatedly requested the L-G to give him an audience before taking a decision but the Lieutenant Governor did not do so. Here's more.
Taking to Twitter, Kejriwal expressed disappointment over the L-G's decision
Delhi Cabinet approved the proposal earlier this month
Earlier this month, the Delhi Cabinet had approved the proposal for delivering rations in sealed packets at the doorstep to PDS beneficiaries. According to a government official, there are around 72 lakh PDS beneficiaries in the city. After the Cabinet's decision, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had said that attempts were made to put roadblocks in the passage of the scheme.
Sisodia also said of requesting L-G about the approval
Sisodia also added that he would request the L-G to consider the scheme keeping in mind the poor residents of Delhi and pass it. "Theft of ration, poor quality of supplies, and shops remaining closed were the major issues that residents were facing and the implementation of this new scheme would put an end to these harassments," Sisodia had said.