LG blocks Delhi government’s ration delivery plan, Kejriwal fumes

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has informed that Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal had blocked his government’s pet home delivery of ration scheme.

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An angry Kejriwal took to Twitter to express his frustration. He wrote, “V sad that Hon’ble LG has rejected doorstep delivery of ration scheme. I had repeatedly requested him to give me an audience before taking a decision but he did not. Feeling really really sad that such imp proposals are becoming victims of petty politics. (sic)”

In his another tweet, Kejriwal said that Baijal had also rejected his cabinet’s decision to suspend the operation of POS machines that will affect the poor people in their ability to obtain ration.

He wrote, “LG also rejects Cabinet’s decision to suspend operation of POS machines, which made Adhar mandatory to receive rations. POS machines causing huge problems to the poor people. Poor people will continue to suffer.”

Delhi has around 72 lakh ration beneficiaries. The fresh development comes after Delhi deputy chief minister, Manish Sisodia, expressed his apprehensions that attempts were made to put roadblocks in the passage of the scheme, adding that he would request the LG to consider it 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 was quoted by PTI.

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  1. The rift between AAp and LG seems unending eventhough kejri tendered apology to some members. He should review his strategy as he may find himself on wrong foot

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