Ration stocked at MLA aide’s hotel, Oppn leaders fume - ECAS Punjab

Ration stocked at MLA aide’s hotel, Oppn leaders fume

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Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, July 15

While the Opposition has already been raking the issue of siphoning off of ration and its selective distribution, a video of ration kits supplied by the Centre for distribution among poor being found from a local hotel has further added fuel to the ongoing controversy.

The video surfaced last evening and the ration kits were found in a hotel owned by an aide of Jalandhar Central MLA Rajinder Beri. The MLA went on record saying that he had got the ration, meant for distribution in his constituency, stocked at the hotel.

SAD and AAP leaders have already been alleging that the Congress leaders have been getting the ration distributed in the wards of their favourite councillors and were ignoring areas which have more supporters of the Opposition parties.

Former minister Manoranjan Kalia has also demanded action against his opponent Beri for openly confessing that he had kept the ration supplies in his custody.

AAP leader Dr Sanjeev Sharma said, "We have been raking up the issue that the deserving poor were not getting their actual share from 450 metric tonnes of supplies that Jalandhar has got. With this video, our stand is vindicated."

Meanwhile, MLA Beri said: "We have been distributing all ration, including the stock we got from NRIs and donors, from this hotel. The distribution has been fair and the Opposition cannot cite a single instance when we indulged in any favouritism."

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