Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Meenakshi Lekhi on Tuesday took a dig at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, concerning the actions his authorities have taken to result in transparency within the ration distribution course.
Referring to Kejriwal as Natwarlal, the conman, Lekhi said, “Your name is Kejriwal and not Natwarlal, so please stop keeping the people in the dark by continuously writting letters to the Centre.”
“You have been the Chief Minister of Delhi for more than five years. Tell me how many licenses of ration shops you have cancelled, how many people have been sent to jail, how many FIRs have been lodged and what actions you have taken in these years besides writing letters to the Prime Minister. If not done, then it is clear that your MLAs and you yourself are part of the mafia,” the BJP MP added.
Lekhi said the BJP would welcome the chief minister’s move if he formulates its own ration scheme for the people of Delhi.
“As far as the question of doorstep delivery of the ration goes, tell us from where you bought this ration and also about the allocation in the Budget for the same. Which all households you identified as the beneficiaries. We welcome if you want to make a ration scheme on your own but first make arrangements for that because the ration that you have is given to Delhi under the Food Security Act,” she added.
Apart from Lekhi, several other BJP leaders have also called out Kejriwal. BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra alleged there is zero Aadhaar card authentication in the capital, against the national average of 80%. He also claimed that the Kejriwal government had earlier stopped the operation of POS machines that allow biometric verification.