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Food bill Cong's poll stunt: Chinna

Bharatiya Janata Party state vice-president Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina has termed the proposed Food Security Bill of the Congress-led UPA as an "election stunt with eye on parliamentary polls".

punjab Updated: May 07, 2013 20:59 IST
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Bharatiya Janata Party state vice-president Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina has termed the proposed Food Security Bill of the Congress-led UPA as an "election stunt with eye on parliamentary polls".


In a release issued on Tuesday, Chinna cited the recent directions issued by the Supreme Court in which the apex court said foodgrain should not be allowed to rot and rather it should be distributed to the poor for free. "But the government did not move. If the UPA is serious about food security, why it did not follow directions of the Supreme Court? Let the poor be given foodgrain instead that letting it rot in stores," said Chhina.

He accused the UPA of being neck-deep in corruption and claimed that they are trying to distract people's attention from the 'rail scam' involving minister Pawan Bansal's nephew Vijay Singla and 'coalgate', in which the Prime Minister's Office and law minister are in the eye of storm.

"Be it 'Garibi Hatao' or 'Berozgari Door Karo', the Congress had been luring people for the past 66 years since independence. The need of the hour is to work on ground to eradicate poverty from the country," he claimed.