Anil Joshi alleges ‘discrimination’ in ration distribution

Anil Joshi alleges ‘discrimination’ in ration distribution

Amritsar, May 25

Former Cabinet minister Anil Joshi on Monday accused the Punjab Government of discrimination in distributing ration under the public distribution system (PDS). He asked the Deputy Commissioner to look into the matter.

In a statement, he said PM Narendra Modi under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana released relief material for around 1.42 crore people.

He alleged the state government led by Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh was discriminating while distributing the ration under the PDS. He alleged that the relief material was not being released to rightful people and people supporting other political parties were left out.

He said he was receiving numerous complaints regarding depot holders working in a biased manner while district Food and Civil Supplies Department officials were turning a blind eye to this. He threatened that if the system did not improve in next coming days, they would be forced to launch an agitation. — TNS

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