Congress leader smells ‘scam’ in Atta-Dal scheme, seeks probe

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Amritsar
  • Updated: Jun 26, 2016 15:29 IST
District Congress Committee (rural) president Gurjit Singh Aujla addressing the media in Amritsar on Saturday. (HT Photo)

District Congress committee (rural) president Gurjit Singh Aujla, on Saturday, demanded a judicial probe into the distribution of rations under the Atta-Dal scheme, suspecting a ‘scam’ worth millions.

Revealing figures at a press conference at the party office, Aujla said the pulses and wheat allocated for the underprivileged by the government, had not been delivered to beneficiaries of the district.

“We have met blue card holders across the district. In a survey conducted, we have found that not a single person has got ration, especially in the Ajanala sub-division,” he said.

Aujla alleged that officials in the public distribution system were hand-in-glove with the ruling party, and had duped the poor of 14,645 quintals of foodgrain.

“This quantity amounts to Rs 8-10 crore and is allocated for distribution among blue card holders and those below the poverty line,” he added.

He further alleged that officials involved in this ‘racket’ may have diverted trucks towards Jammu and Kashmir to be sold in the open market. Aujla said an independent committee under the high court should investigate the matter.

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