IMPHAL, May 9 MNS NNN : The Bharatiya Janata Party, Manipur Pradesh today launched scathing attacks on ruling Congress accusing the O Ibobi led Government of letting large amount of food going waste in Manipur and then the party demanded that the Chief Minister and his council of ministers and MLAs declare their assets.
State unit BJP spokesperson Y Nilamani Singh told reporters at the party’s office here that as per a Supreme Court ruling, all the food like rice and sugar which are about to run out of their expiry dates must be distributed to the poor instead of freeing them to go waste.
He alleged that the Manipur Government lets large quantity of food worth croes of rupees to go waste in the state despite the apex court ruling.
About 1114 metric tonne of rice and sugar which can be consumed by the poor for more than one year goes waste every year under this Government against the Supreme Court judgement, he accused.
Asking what exactly the CAF & PD Director, Commissioner and minister have been doing in the last 12 years of Congress rule in the state, Nilamani said that the food specialist/inspector never looks into the matter seriously.
He said BJP wants an independent body like the CBI to carry out a thorough investigation into the activities of these director, commissioner and minister and punish them, asking the real motive of the Congress behind the throwing away of food meant for the underprivileged citizens of the state during the last 17 years.
The people voted the 42 Congress MLAs, but it was not that they wanted them to loot their stomach, the BJP leader said.
“Flagship programme does nothing here in the state. The deprived section of the society under the AAY and BPL never get the benefits,” the Manipur unit of BJP spokesperson further alleged.
He also said that the BJP wants the Chief Minister and his council of ministers and MLAs declare their assets at the earliest and asked the reason for not declaring their assets till now even after the formation of a sub-committee which has been entrusted with the task.
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