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Achuthanandan welcomes High court order on rice scheme

Last Updated: Monday, March 21, 2011 - 21:40

Thiruvanathapuram: Kerala Chief Minister V S
Achuthanandan welcomed the high court order to set aside the
Eelection Commission decision to restrain the state government
from extending rice at Rs.2 per kg to fresh beneficiaries.

In a statement here today, Achuthanandan said Opposition
leader Oommen Chandy should apologise to people for trying to
scuttle the scheme.
The Election Commission in a letter to Chief Minister had
mentioned that the Commission also took into consideration the
recent statement of Chandy against the implementation of the
scheme while banning the scheme, Achuthanandan pointed out.

Centre had not so far implemented the rice at Rs.3 per kg
programme announced two years back. But, the state decided
to extend the scheme of providing rice at Rs.2 per kg to both
APL and BPL categories of people in the society, he said.
CPI-M State Secretary Pinarayi Vijyan said high court order
was a `slap` on the face of congress led UDF Opposition in the

Vijayan wondered how UDF could oppose such a people oriented
welfare scheme.


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First Published: Monday, March 21, 2011 - 21:40
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