Kejriwal appeals to PM Modi to allow doorstep delivery of ration


‘If there can be home delivery of pizza and burgers and mobile phones why can there be not home delivery of ration,’ asks the Delhi Chief Minister.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, in a digital address, requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to allow the doorstep delivery of ration scheme that was stopped by the Central government. The doorstep delivery of ration scheme was scheduled to be rolled out from June 7.

Mr. Kejriwal said that there was a ‘ration mafia’ that existed in the Capital for several years and that his government was trying to end it by starting the doorstep delivery of ration scheme. “No government has had the audacity to fight this mafia but we have tried and when we were about to roll it out, we have been stopped. We have tried to take approval from the Central government almost five times now and have rectified all the objections raised,” Mr. Kejriwal said.

He added that if there could be home delivery of pizza and burgers and mobile phones why could there be not home delivery of ration and said that home delivery of ration should be started across the country as ration shops were super spreaders due to the crowds that gathered there.

“I am not doing this work for credit. I do not want any credit for this. I will tell the world that it was Modi’s idea. This is not the time to fight. How can the country run if you are fighting with the government in West Bengal, in Maharashtra, in Lakshadweep, the people of Delhi and farmers,” Mr. Kejriwal asked.



This article was originally published on The Hindu

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