Arvind Kejriwal also disputed the centre’s claimthat his government did not take permission for the implementation of the scheme.
A day after the central government blocked its plans to launch doorstep delivery of rations in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today accused the centre of taking the step under the “influence” of the ration mafia, which he said has ensured that the pro-poor revolutionary scheme does not get implemented in the national capital.
Addressing a digital press conference, Mr Kejriwal also disputed the centre’s claim that his government did not take permission for the implementation of the scheme. “My government sought approval five times from the centre despite no such permission needed as per the law,” he said.
“For the first time, a government had taken a step to check on ration mafia. See how powerful they are, they got the scheme cancelled just a week ahead of its implementation,” he said.