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Rajasthan govt food scheme not to help BPL families, says BJP

Opposition BJP today said the food security scheme for BPL families launched by the Rajasthan government was "just to take credit and not to benefit the poor."



Jaipur: Opposition BJP today said the food
security scheme for BPL families launched by the Rajasthan
government was "just to take credit and not to benefit the
poor."

"The state government launched the scheme yesterday in a
hurry just to take credit and not to benefit the poor," BJP
whip in Rajasthan Assembly Rajendra Rathore told reporters.

He said it was for the union government to introduce the
Food Security Bill and provide 35 kg wheat at Rs 3 a kg, but
the state government wants to take credit by launching such a
scheme first.

"This is all for taking credit as the state government has
already reduced the monthly quota of wheat to BPL from 35 to
25 kg per month," Rathore said, adding reduction in
entitlements by 10 kg could not be tolerated.

He demanded an increase in the monthly quota of wheat to
Below Poverty Line (BPL) families from 25 kg to 35 kg per
month at Rs 2 a kg.

Rathore warned that if the state government did not raise
the quota in the next seven days, BJP will launch an
agitation.

PTI

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