Food Bill: Govt criticised for bringing ordinance ahead of Parl Session
CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat on Thursday criticised the government`s decision to bring an ordinance to implement the Food Security Bill.
Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat on Thursday criticised the government`s decision to bring an ordinance to implement the Food Security Bill.
Kart attacked the government for taking the ordinance route to implement the Food Security Bill saying that bringing an ordinance just ahead of the Parliament Session is `contempt of Parliament`.
The CPI(M) leader also said that is injustice to the people of the nation.
Brushing aside political opposition, the Government on Wednesday decided to issue an ordinance to give nation`s two-third population the right to get 5 kgs of foodgrains every month at highly subsidised rates of Rs 1-3 per kg.
The Food Security programme when implemented will be the biggest in the world with the government spending estimated at Rs 125,000 crore annually on supply of about 62 million tonnes of rice, wheat and coarse cereals to 67 per cent of the population.
The Cabinet, which had last month deferred a decision on the issue following differences within, approved promulgation of an ordinance to implement the Food Security Bill.
The Cabinet decided to promulgate the ordinance just weeks before the scheduled Monsoon Session. Even after the ordinance, the Bill will have to be approved by both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.