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Food bill makes mockery of federalism: Trinamool C

Last Updated: Monday, September 2, 2013 - 19:49

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.


First Published: Monday, September 2, 2013 - 19:49
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