Poor on verge of starvation due to lockdown- Qazi

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Poor on verge of starvation due to lockdown- Qazi

Friday, 27 March 2020 | PNS | Dehradun

he Congress MLA from Manglaur constituency of Haridwar, Qazi Nizamuddin has threatened to sit on a fast unto death outside the residence of Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat if the State Government does not provide one month’s ration at the fair price shops free of cost within 48 hours. He alleged that the State administration was not prepared for the lockdown of 21 days declared by the Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi to combat the menace of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Talking to The Pioneer, the Congress leader said that the lockdown has brought the poor and daily wage earners on the verge of starvation. “In my constituency more than 50 percent population is of the poor. These poor fellows have not made any preparation for the lockdown. They don’t have enough food to feed their families. Similar situation prevails in all parts of the state. I had talked to the district magistrate of Haridwar and told him that the wheat flour is not available here. I request the state government to provide one month’s ration free of cost to every ration card holder of the state,’’ he said.  The Congress MLA added many ration cards are not updated so they are not online. He said that the state government to set aside the issue of online ration cards and provide ration to every ration card holder. Qazi warned that law and order problem could get created for administration in coming days if the poor are not provided food.  “If the state government fails to provide ration, I would stop taking food and water and adopt Gandhian method of protest which is Satyagrah,’’ he warned.

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