New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Meenakshi Lekhi on Tuesday questioned Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal about the actions his government has taken to cause transparency within the ration distribution process.
Meenakshi Lekhi took a swipe at the Delhi Chief Minister saying: “Your name is Kejriwal and not Natwarlal, so please stop keeping the people within the dark by continuously writting letters to the Centre.”
Natwarlal was a legendary conman.
“You are the Chief Minister of Delhi for quite five years. Tell me what percentage licenses of ration shops you’ve got cancelled, what percentage people are sent to jail, what percentage FIRs are lodged and what actions you’ve got taken in these years besides writing letters to the Prime Minister. If not done, then it’s clear that your MLAs and you yourself are a part of the mafia,” the BJP MP said.
Raining a barrage of questions on the Chief Minister, Ms Lekhi said they (BJP) will welcome Mr Kejriwal if the chief minister wants to formulate a ration scheme for the people of Delhi on its own.
“As far because the question of doorstep delivery of the ration goes, tell us from where you purchased this ration and also about the allocation within the allow an equivalent . Which all households you identified because the beneficiaries. We welcome if you would like to form a ration scheme on your own but first make arrangements for that because the ration that you simply have is given to Delhi under the Food Security Act,” Ms Lekhi added.
Several leaders of the BJP had hit out at Mr Kejriwal calling the doorstep delivery of ration by the Delhi government a “scam”.
Addressing a news conference on Sunday, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra alleged there’s zero Aadhaar card authentication in Delhi, against the national average of 80 per cent which the Kejriwal government had earlier stopped operation of POS machines which permit biometric verification.