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CPI-ML activists burn job cards, BPL cards

india Updated: Sep 08, 2009 17:30 IST

Hundreds of CPI-ML (Liberation) activists burned job, red, yellow and white cards at the collectorate of Bihar's Bhojpur district in Ara alleging short-supply of foodgrains and the difficulties of the poor people face in drawing ration at subsidised rate, official sources said.

The CPI-ML workers led by its leader Kamata Prasad Singh assembled before the District Magistrate's office in Bihar on Monday and held demonstration for two hours.

They also burnt the cards in protest against alleged short-supply or lack of food grains.

Later, a delegation of party activists called on the District Magistrate Sabina A N and submitted a memorandum to him seeking action against the PDS dealers and hoarders.

When contacted, Sabina too admitted shortage of food grains in the district saying against the demand of 18,000 quintals for the BPL and APL families in the district, hardly 3,000 quintals to 4,000 quintals of food grains were being made available to the district per month.

He hoped that the problem would soon be resolved.