The Delhi government told the central government, ‘I request you on behalf of 70 lakh poor people of Delhi with folded hands that please do not stop this scheme. This scheme is in the national interest, let it be implemented.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (File photo)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue of ‘Ghar Ghar Ration Scheme’. The Delhi government wrote in the letter, ‘Please let the door-to-door ration scheme be implemented in Delhi. Till date, I have supported you in all the works of national interest. Now you also support us in this work’. Kejriwal said that whatever changes the central government wants to make in this scheme, we are ready to do that. This scheme should be implemented in the entire country during the Corona period.
The Delhi government wrote in the letter, ‘The Chief Minister is going to implement Ghar Ghar Ration Scheme in Delhi. No objection was raised from your side even once. Then on January 20, the Delhi government implemented this scheme by issuing a notification. Tenders were issued under this scheme. This scheme was to be inaugurated on 25 March 2021 that suddenly on 19 March 2021, the central government stopped it by putting some objections.
‘Our aim is not to tarnish our image’
It was written in the letter, ‘We have accepted all your objections and made appropriate amendments in the plan. You objected that we cannot name this scheme after the Chief Minister’s name. Our aim was not to make our name proud. We accepted your point and removed the name of the scheme itself. We accepted all the objections you raised. Even after all this you say that we did not take your approval and you rejected the scheme?’
‘Let this scheme be implemented, all your credit’
The Delhi government said, ‘It is also being said by the central government in the media that the Delhi government will take more money from the poor people in the house-to-house ration scheme. This is absolutely wrong. Contrary to the orders of the central government, we will not take a single penny. Some officers of the central government say that the real reason for rejecting this scheme is that it is the ration of the central government. By implementing this scheme, the Delhi government cannot take credit for it. Believe me, I am not doing this work to shine my image at all. My only motive is that somehow the poor get their full ration. You please let me implement this scheme. All your credit. All credit to you. I myself will tell the whole country that this scheme has been implemented by the Prime Minister.
‘Previous governments kept the poor standing in ration lines for 75 years’
In the letter, the Delhi government appealed to the central government, ‘I request you on behalf of 70 lakh poor people of Delhi with folded hands that please do not stop this scheme. This scheme is in the national interest, let it be implemented. Till now the governments kept the poor people of the country standing in the lines of ration for 75 years. Do not make them stand in the lines of ration for the next 75 years. These people will never forgive me and you. Whatever changes the central government wants to make in this scheme, we are ready to do that, please allow us to deliver ration to people’s homes under this scheme.
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