Tuesday, 15 October 2013
BJP slams Congress ministers for using unparliamentarily language
· BJP slams Congress ministers for using unparliamentarily language
· PDS Loot: BJP demands resignations of Chief Minister, Food and civil supplies minister
· PDS expose reveals food security scheme is a façade to fill coffers of few : Goel
· PDS expose makes even a stronger case for Accountability Commission : Goel
Delhi BJP General Secretaries Smt. Shikha Rai, Shri Ramesh Bidhuri and Shri Jai Prakash today lambasted the Congress Ministers for using derogatory and unparliamentary language for Delhi BJP President Shri Vijay Goel. The use of such unparliamentary language is coming out of Congress’ frustration and inability to respond to the issues raised by the BJP. The BJP had raised 15 questions which has clearly rattled Congress.
In a joint statement, the three General Secretaries said, “The uncalled for use of derogatory and unparliamentarily language by the Congress Minister of Delhi for Delhi BJP President shows the panic that has set in the Congress as the groundswell of support for BJP in Delhi is quite visible. The Congress is losing ground in Delhi but the Ministers of Delhi Cabinet are not able to come to the terms with the changing reality of Delhi’s mood ahead of the Assembly polls.”
Meanwhile the Delhi BJP President Shri Vijay Goel slammed the Congress government for “cosmetic surgery” to hide the ugly face of corrupt PDS in the city. The Food and Civil Supplies Minister should be immediately sacked and the Chief Minister should step down. The food security scheme is actually a farce where poor are duped and vested interests are filling coffers by selling foodgrains meant for poor in open market in a systemic and massive scale”
A sting operation by a channel has cemented the BJP’s charge that the foodgrains meant for the poor are not reaching them.
“It is clear that without support from the top echelons of administration, this massive loot wouldn’t have been possible. So, mere suspension of half a dozen middle or junior level officials won’t do. The sting operation has clearly exposed that the rot in the system is from top to bottom. We have been raising this issue for the last several years and in 2008 I had demanded a CBI inquiry into the corruption ridden PDS. We stand vindicated today once again after the latest expose.”
It may be mentioned here that even the CAG, in its latest report, has slammed the Delhi government for causing a scam in Delhi’s PDS. The CAG observed that the food distribution chain of Delhi is rotting and held Delhi government responsible for it.
Shri Goel said, “Now, one can understand why Congress is opposing BJP’s proposal for an Accountability Commission. All such scams would be unearthed through the Accountability Commission and Congress ministers and corrupt officials who helped them in looting Delhi would be taken to task including the Chief Minister.”
“But the BJP is committed to set up an Accountability Commission and fix all the corrupt elements in Delhi government when it comes to power,” reiterated Shri Goel.