Centre’s permission is not required to launch such a scheme under the existing rules, Arvind Kejriwal’s office said on Saturday after its Ghar Ghar Ration Yojana Scheme got stalled by L-G Anil Baijal.
The Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday accused the Centre of stalling Delhi’s doorstep delivery of ration scheme, which was scheduled to begin with one or two days. The scheme would have benefitted 72 lakh people in Delhi, but the LG has rejected the file citing an ongoing legal case and the absence of the Centre’s approval.
Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s office issued a statement in which it was claimed that no approval from the Centre is required for such a scheme and the ongoing legal cases too do not deter the launch of the scheme as there has been no such court order. Delhi food minister Imran Hussain said the decision to reject the file is politically motivated.
The scheme was designed after informing the Centre and all the suggestions of the central government were incorporated. The file was sent to the LG for final approval on May 24, but it has been returned.
“Prime Minister, what nexus do you have with ration mafia that you stopped Kejriwal government’s Ghar Ghar Ration Scheme?” the AAP tweeted.