Condemning SAD MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal for her criticism of the Right to Food Security ordinance, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) spokesman , Sukhpal Khaira claimed that such criticism stemmed from the anti-poor policies of the SAD-BJP alliance.
Khaira claimed that Right to Food Security ordinance passed by the UPA government
would provide subsidised ration to approximately 67 % of the India's population. He added that by her ill-informed comments on the law, Harsimrat had exposed herself as a leader with a feudal mindset and double standards.
"If the SAD-BJP launches the 'Atta-Dal' scheme, it is termed as 'Raj Nahin Sewa' and a pro-poor social welfare scheme, but if the UPA reaches out to the poor, it is termed as vote bank politics," Khaira said.
He added that the state government must concentrate on getting to implement its own schemes that unnecessary comments on the Centre's schemes or laws.He claimed that more than 80,000 'Shagun' scheme applications of Dalit girls were pending with the state government with arrears of Rs 122 crore. There was massive delay in the sanction of schemes for the aged and the widows, he added.
He also claimed that even as more than 30 lakh people in the state were unemployed, it has failed to provide the promised unemployment alliance to even a single youth.
He claimed that the state government had even not utilised the funds under the MGNREGA scheme and has hijacked the ambulance 108 scheme, even as it was funded by the NHRM.