The BJP has incurred the ire of the Opposition in Bihar after leaders of the saffron social gathering distributed ration to beneficiaries of the PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PM-GKAY). In response to Opposition leaders, this was tantamount to utilizing a authorities scheme to additional the BJP’s curiosity.
Below the PM-GKAY scheme, each ration card holder can be given 5 kg rice/wheat without spending a dime per 30 days until November because of the Covid-19 disaster.
Bihar has 1.6 crore ration card holders, and BJP leaders from the state have been distributing the ration to the beneficiaries in sacks which have Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s photograph printed on them. High BJP leaders, together with Rajya Sabha MP Sushil Kumar Modi, Union minister Nityanand Rai and Bihar Well being Minister Mangal Pandey have been just lately seen distributing sacks of ration.
RJD spokesperson Mrityunjay Tewari informed The Indian Specific, “How can BJP misuse a authorities platform? It’s a blatant use of a authorities scheme to additional the curiosity of the social gathering. The BJP is giving the impression that ration card holders are additionally getting free grain together with free sacks.”
Tewari added RJD staff would create consciousness amongst folks about BJP making an attempt to take “undue benefit” from a authorities scheme.
Senior Congress chief and MLC Prem Chandra Mishra mentioned, “It’s unfair and unhealthy to showcase a authorities scheme like a BJP scheme. However then, something is feasible underneath the current dispensation. We, because the Opposition, can solely increase our voice in opposition to it.”
BJP spokesperson Guru Prakash Paswan nonetheless dismissed the allegations. He mentioned, “PM-GKAY is a revolutionary scheme that has ensured ration for greater than 80 crores folks from throughout the nation… The pointless controversy by a bit of the Opposition is nothing however a failed try to dilute the relevance of this scheme.”