press trust of india
Hyderabad, 8 July
Dubbing the UPA government’s move to bring an ordinance on food security as an “election gimmick,” BJP national secretary Dr K Laxman today accused the Congress of running away from a debate on the crucial issue in Parliament.
“Without consulting opposition parties or experts, the Congress-led UPA government chose a route to implement the food security Bill by issuing an ordinance, to gain political mileage,” Dr Laxman alleged. “The Congress might have thought that the food security would be their power security in the coming election, but the people of the country are aware of the corrupt government and its wrong policies which have led to rise in prices of essential commodities," he said. The ordinance was just an “election gimmick” for garnering votes rather than a sincere desire to help the poor with food security, he said. Stating that the BJP is not against food security, he said there was a need to discuss such a major matter in detail in the Parliament.
On the building collapse in Secunderabad this morning in which 10 people were killed and several others injured, the BJP leader alleged that lack of coordination between the government departments, like revenue, GHMC and Water Board was leading to such mishaps in the city.
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation failed to take action against the owners of buildings that were in a dilapidated condition, he alleged. There are thousands of such buildings in the city and the government should initiate action to prevent such accidents, he said, while demanding better medical care.