Food bill makes mockery of federalism: Trinamool C

The Trinamool Congress Monday said certain provisions of the food bill are making a mockery of the country`s federal structure.

Last Updated: Sep 02, 2013, 19:49 PM IST

New Delhi: The Trinamool Congress Monday said certain provisions of the food bill are making a mockery of the country`s federal structure.

Speaking in the Rajya Sabha during the debate on the food bill, party leader Derek O`Brien said "The UPA is `under pressure alliance` and in a hurry to pass the bill."

"This bill says the state will have to comply with whatever directions the central government gives ... This is a mockery of federalism," he argued.
O`Brien said the scheme is encouraging farmers to grow only cereals and cereals are not the solution to malnutrition.

IANS