RATION CONTROVERSY

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There is controversy on the subject of ration delivery between the centre government and Delhi government. Both the governments have come face to face. The provision of delivery of ration to poor people in Delhi would be a revolutionary step and policy. It is very unfortunate that the centre and the state government are locked in a battle on the provision of providing ration to the poor householders in Delhi. The plan of distribution of ration to the Delhilites has fallen flat before its start. The Modi government has put the scheme and policy of the provision of ration on the door steps of the poor people. In fact the policy of the Delhi government was obstructed before it was commenced. The BJP government has cancelled the Delhi government’s plans of distribution of the ration to the poor people of Delhi ostensibly on the frivolous condition that the state government has not taken the permission from the centre government to the plan of provision of ration to the door steps of the poor. However, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said that his government has taken permission five times from centre government on the subject. He is further of the opinion when LPG and other such items are distributed on the door steps of the consumers and why can’t be ration distributed to the people on the door steps. The centre government has claimed that it has saved the country from a big scam on ration by not permitting the Delhi government to provide the ration on the door steps of the poor householders .The Chief Minister of Delhi has said that the ration mafia does not like this. In fact, the Centre BJP government and the AAP government is locked in a battle over the provision of the ration to the people in Delhi. The ration controversy is very unfortunate and disturbing and should not have happened. Ours is a federal country where the states and the union government has to work hand in glow with each other but what is happening in Delhi is very unbecoming and it is against the principle of federation. The federation cannot work in this way. There is separation of powers between the union and the states and as such both should work in unison for the successful working of the country. But what is happening in Delhi is the negation of the federal arrangement and has no place in our democracy. There is only politics on the subject of the distribution of the ration to the poor householders in Delhi and both the BJPS centre government and the AAPS state government have resorted to the petty and cheap politics on the issue of providing the ration to poor people. Both the sides and parties should desist from politicking on the issue of the distribution of the ration to the poor people. The fact of the matter is that Kejriwal is the popular leader of Delhlites and he works for the people of the state selflessly .It seems that the BJP is afraid of his popularity and hence resorts to politics which is unbecoming of a national political party. Since ours is a welfare country and states are within their right to embark on the welfare schemes and policies and there is no wrong in it. It is very sad that the war of words goes on between the centre and the state government over the important issue of providing the ration to the people living below poverty line in Delhi. The centre and state governments should work in unison for the betterment of the masses but this is conspicuously absent in the working of the centre government and the Delhi government over the issue of the distribution of ration to the poor. The solution of the problem should be found out without politicising the issue so that the poor people will not suffer for the want of much needed ration .Both should desist from politicking and the centre government and the state government should work responsibly and not indulge in the cheap politics. After all the people are sovereign in India and they are watching all the developments and they have the supreme power to make or mar the government. Therefore without wasting much time the centre and state governments should shun their rigid stands over the distribution of ration and the entre should not obstruct the Delhi government’s plan of the provision of the ration to the poor people. So what is needed is to forget the political differences and work in the direction of providing the ration to the people of Delhi and in this, lies good of all. Thus the concerned parties should see the sanity and work in co-ordination for the welfare of the people and not to resort to petty politics on the important issue of provision of the ration to poor householders of Delhi.
Omkar Dattatray