Amarinder jeopardising PM’s foodgrains scheme for poor : Chugh
He lambasted chief minister Amarinder Singh for trying to politicise all centrally-sponsored schemes
Chandigarh: BJP national general secretary Tarun Chugh today slammed the Amarinder Singh government for not implementing the PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojna in right earnestness under which Punjab is allocated 70,757 metric tonnes of foodgrains every month.
In a statement here Chugh said while the Punjab government has not been lifting its share in full measure but more alarmingly it has just distributed four per cent of the total collection made by it which glaringly reflected its efficiency and slackness to help the poor.
Chugh pointed out that in total the state government had lifted 89,961 metric tonnes of foodgrains but a meagre 2,841 metric tonnes have been distributed among the poor. Rest of the stock, he said, has been lying in godowns unused for mosquitoes and insects.
While making a comparison with other states Chugh said states like Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka have distributed upto 75 per cent of their collected stocks while Punjab was still floundering at four per cent which is a shame for the Congress government in the state.
While thanking Prime Minister Prime Minister Narendra Modi for benefitting 1crore 40 lakh persons in Punjab Chugh condemned the Punjab chief minister for not implementing the prime minister's pro-poor policies sincerely.
He asked the chief minister to give up his royal lifestyle and devote himself to the service of the masses.
He lambasted chief minister Amarinder Singh for trying to politicise all centrally-sponsored schemes even if they are for the benefit of the poor.