Tiwari & Maken try to corner AAP govt; blame it for tragedy.
New Delhi: The BJP’s Delhi unit president Manoj Tiwari on Wednesday expressed shock over the deaths of three minor girls in east Delhi’s Mandwali area allegedly due to “starvation” and demanded an inquiry into the tragic incident.
It’s sad that such an incident occurred in Delhi, where the local government claims to be the champions in ration distribution to the poor, Mr Tiwari said.
“It saddens us beyond expression that such an incident happened in the constituency of deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia,” he said.
Demanding a probe into the deaths, Mr Tiwari charged the Mr Kejriwal government of playing politics on the issue of ration distribution.
“We hope that the Arvind Kejriwal government will learn a lesson from this incident and concentrate on providing basic necessities to people instead of playing politics on ration distribution,” he said.
The AAP government’s ambitious doorstep delivery of ration scheme is stuck, even as the dispensation tried to implement it with renewed vigour after the Supreme Court empowered it to take decisions on non-reserved subjects. The dispensation has alleged the food commissioner objected to its implementation, saying it should be referred to the Centre for approval.
Reacting sharply to BJP’s accusation, AAP leader Saurabh Bharadwaj said the Delhi government is trying to implement the doorstep delivery of ration, but the BJP was stopping it.
Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken also sought to corner the Kejriwal government, saying “we had warned the Delhi government that nine lakh eligible families have not got ration cards despite applying for it.
“Such incident would occur if needy are deprived of ration and ration cards.”