Addressing the media on Thursday, the AAP leader claimed that AAP leaders received messages threatening them with CBI notices to be issued on Saturday or Monday and the arrest of the AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal by the CBI and the ED if the party won’t leave the INDIA bloc.
Delhi Minister and Aam Aadmi Party leader Atishi on Sunday accused the Centre of hindering the implementation of the state government’s ‘Ghar Ghar Ration ‘ scheme.
Addressing a press conference here, Atishi said that Delhi government’s Ghar Ghar Ration scheme is aimed at ensuring home delivery of ration to the people of the state.
She alleged that it was on the directions of the Central government, Delhi’s L-G blocked the scheme and never let it get implemented.
Atishi said: “As it is known to everyone, the government is responsible for introducing a ration scheme for the underprivileged class. Every poor family has a ration card, which is used to get rations including wheat, rice, pulses, and sugar, etc. This is done to ensure everyone’s right to food, preventing anyone from dying of hunger or starvation.”
She added that every ration card holder faces many difficulties in procuring the 4 kg wheat, 1 kg atta, and 1 kg sugar allocated to them each month.
When they go to collect their ration, the shop is often found closed, or there is a long queue outside, she said.
Even when they reach the shop, the shopkeeper misbehaves or claims the ration to be out of stock, Atishi said further, adding that It is common for ration card holders to receive incomplete rations.
The senior AAP leader said: “We have all seen that when someone raises their voice against ration shop malpractices, they are attacked, and goons are unleashed upon them. To eliminate this dictatorship of ration shopkeepers, when the Aam Aadmi Party Government was formed in Delhi, we launched the scheme for home delivery of ration.”
However, on Saturday the same scheme was launched by Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann in Punjab, which aims to benefit more than 17 lakh people, she added.
People in Punjab with ration cards will no longer have to stand in long queues, Atishi said further.