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Modi flays Centre on Food Security Bill

PTI Ahmedabad | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on June 13, 2013

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi addressing supporters in Vadodara on Wednesday.   -  PTI

Modi said the Congress-led UPA was rubbing salt on the wounds of people who are already grappling with price hike.

Amid the Centre’s efforts to push implementation of the ambitious National Food Security Bill, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today said theCongress-led UPA Government was rubbing salt on the wounds of people already grappling with price hike.

“The Congress Government at Delhi (Centre) is rubbing salt on the wounds of people battling with price hike,” Modi wrote on Twitter.

“After ten years, the Government at Delhi has thought about the poor, we doubt their intentions,” he said.

“For the last ten years in Gujarat, poor are getting wheat at Rs 2/kg and rice at Rs 3/kg through public distribution system...Is this not food security,” Modi wrote on the micro-blogging site.

Terming the National Food Security Bill a vote bank gimmick of Congress when elections are round the corner, Modi had yesterday said they (Cong) only care for votes and did not abide by the apex court’s directives on grain distribution. It has proposed to convene a special session to discuss the food bill.

The Food Security Bill aims at giving legal rights to nearly 67 per cent of the population over a uniform quantity of 5 kg food grains at a fixed price of Rs 1-3/ kg through ration shops.

Published on June 13, 2013
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