Digvijay slams Maya over public distribution system

Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Saturday alleged that the Mayawati government has failed to ensure that food grains and kerosene meant for distribution among dalits and poor sections of the society reached them.

Updated: May 21, 2011, 18:55 PM IST

Ghazipur (UP): Congress General Secretary
Digvijay Singh on Saturday alleged that the Mayawati government has
failed to ensure that food grains and kerosene meant for
distribution among dalits and poor sections of the society
reached them.

Addressing a public meeting at Jamaniya, about 25
km from here, Singh said the chief minister who claims she is
the daughter of a dalit has failed to ensure that the cheap
food grain and kerosene provided by the Centre for dalits
and poor sections of society reached them.

The Congress-led central government provides cheap
wheat at Rs 2-3 a kg but the state government is unable to
ensure its delivery to dalits and poor people, he said, adding
that similar is the case with kerosene which is sold in the
black market.

The Congress leader exhorted party men to stage
dharnas to ensure that these things reached the right
beneficiaries besides helping them get ration cards. He also
assured that senior leaders would help them in this task.

On the party`s mission 2012 in UP, he said it would
be achieved only when workers raised issues concerning the
poor and deprived sections of the society and fought for it.

The Congress leader said a complete check on all
kinds of terrorism would be the right homage to former prime
minister Rajiv Gandhi.

PTI