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Accusing Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Government for providing benefit to ration mafia at the cost of poor by implementing proposed doorstep delivery system of ration, Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta said the party which came to power in the name of eradicating corruption seems to promote corruption by taking such decisions.
Gupta said under the 'National Food Security Act', ration worth Rs 800 crore is made available to Delhi every year. He further said there is a provision to provide ration at door step only for those whose age is more than 65 years and reside alone.
He said for rest of the population covered by e-Pass system. With the rejection of e-Pass system by the Delhi Government, the commission of ‘Fair Price’ Shop holders which was raised from 70 paise to Rs 2 under e-Pass system will again come down to 70 paise which cannot be justified by any means, Gupta said. He also said although the Food Minister had then said e-Pass system was stopped due to complaints against the system where as the fact is that after removing these complaints, approval of the Minister was obtained again on 19 December 2017 which resulted in identification of more than four lakh ration cards being found fake.
Gupta said the AAP Government acted only to destroy the entire ration distribution system for self interest.
He also said that even after knowing that more than four lakh ration card in the city are fake but instead of cancelling their ration cards, the Government extended the facility at the cost of poor people who actually deserve the facility.
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