Rajasthan ministers on Wednesday pledged not to avail police escort during their visits to districts and to keep their cavalcade`s size as small as possible, following Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje`s austerity measures.
Police on Thursday baton-charged Congress workers when they tried to forcefully enter the Uttar Pradesh assembly premises during their protest to press for speedy implementation of food security scheme in the state.
Opposing Congress` reported move to rename the Food Security scheme after former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, BJP on Friday appealed to the Election Commission of India not to allow it since the model code of conduct was already in force in some states due to have Assembly elections.
Haryana government has decided to include those farmers who own less than five acres of land and have four wheelers like tractors and trolleys, in the list of beneficiaries under the ambit of Food Bill.
Distribution of food grains under the ambitious Food Security Programme formally began in the national capital on Sunday with Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit offering the entitlement to identified beneficiaries in several areas.