6th June, 2021
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has criticized the central government for banning Delhi's door-to-door ration scheme. He said that we wanted to provide door-to-door ration to the poor but this scheme was stopped. Kejriwal questioned the central government, 'when pizza-burger can be home delivery then why not door-to-door delivery of ration'. He said that the ration mafia is very powerful in Delhi. Their reach is very high. We gathered courage in front of the ration mafia. We were attacked seven times. One of my sisters was attacked in the neck. Ghar-Ghar Ration Scheme has been canceled by the mafia.
Took approval from the Center not once but 5 times: Kejriwal
Arvind Kejriwal said that the door-to-door delivery of ration was about to start from next week. All the preparations were done and why all of a sudden the Center stopped it 2 days back? It has been rejected by saying that we have not taken its approval from the Central Government. this is wrong. We have taken approval not once but 5 times. No approval is required by law. Why should there not be home delivery of ration?
Kejriwal said that people across the country are asking why the scheme has been stopped. If the Center did not raise any objection against our plan in the court, then how did the objection happen later. We wanted to provide ration to poor people at their homes, so why did the central government object.
Kejriwal asked the Center what is the problem now
Arvind Kejriwal said that earlier it was asked by the Center to remove the name of the Chief Minister from the scheme. We removed the name. We were told that Kejriwal wanted to take benefits through the scheme, we removed the name, then what was the problem. Asking the question to the Center, Kejriwal said that why are you fighting everyone. It's corona time. But you are fighting Mamata didi. You are fighting from Jharkhand, you are fighting from Maharashtra, you are fighting the people of Delhi. People don't want to see this. People want to see everyone working together. The Central Government is requested to give permission to our scheme.
This scheme is in the national interest, 70 lakh people will get benefit
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that in 75 years till date no government has been able to eliminate it. The state government is fully competent to implement this scheme legally. We did not want that there should be any quarrel with the Centre, so we also took approval. In view of the third wave of Corona, this plan should be implemented in any case. We are not doing this scheme for any credit. You implement it, I myself will say that Modi has implemented this scheme. This is not the time to fight to hold each other's hand. This plan is in the national interest. 70 lakh people will get benefits.
Category: India: Delhi