AAP writes to PM Modi over Cabinet move to revoke sugar subsidy

Kejriwal said those who were allotted the land are still using it for agricultural purposes as per the allotment conditions, and hence should be granted ownership rights to the land.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:June 15, 2017 6:20 am

The AAP government has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking for a reversal of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs’ (CCEA’s) decision to scrap subsidy on sugar in ration shops. In addition, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has requested Lt Governor Anil Baijal, to reconsider former L-G Najeeb Jung’s decision to ensure land ownership rights of villagers.

While Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that the decision to revoke subsidy on sugar would hurt those living below the poverty line, Kejriwal asked the L-G to take a call on the ownership rights of villagers.

“I would like to bring to your notice that thousands of families living in Mehrauli, Najafgarh, Kanjhawala, Narela and Alipur block areas — who had been allotted small parcels of gram sabha land in 1970s and early 1980s under the Government of India’s 20-point programme — are facing hardship. The basic objective of the land allocation was to eradicate poverty and improve the quality of life of the poor,” the CM stated in his communication.

Kejriwal said those who were allotted the land are still using it for agricultural purposes as per the allotment conditions, and hence should be granted ownership rights to the land. The CM said that since land is a ‘reserved subject’, the L-G has the authority to take a decision on ownership. Former L-G Jung had sent the file to the President of India to take a decision on the subject. However, it is still pending. Highlighting this, the CM urged L-G Baijal to take a decision soon.

Sisodia said the decision to revoke subsidy on sugar will affect the poor drastically. “I request you to take the decision back, so that the poor could procure sugar at minimal rates,” he said.

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    Bhadrapati Devi
    Jun 15, 2017 at 8:05 pm
    Arvind Kejudin Mia dirty mouth is again opened. Why he still encourage poverty? Let us promote human dignity of poor by providing livelihood rather than subsidized food.
  3. S
    Jun 15, 2017 at 11:22 am
    Only thing AAP talks about is Quota and Subsidy We thought this is different party and not like SP/BSP and congress type?
  4. S
    Jun 15, 2017 at 9:34 am
    I think the people of Delhi deserves him as their Chief Minister. They had a chance to rectify the mistake they did the first time, but they not only repeated the mistake but did it in style by voting them to absolute power. Always for the benefit of Delhi, they should ensure that the party in POWER in the center is elected to run Delhi to avoid ego hassles and blame games. Now what is happening, there is only blame game going around ... no work being done .. all around garbage ... even the AAP is more or less like the COW Vigilants .. but only difference here is instead of COW it is the DELHITES
  5. G
    Jun 15, 2017 at 8:55 am
    Kujli is now like a kutta, na ghar ka, na ghatka. He should go and join Lalu to help him make more money and scandals in fodder. He can also be a domestic aid to Momo Deedi. A day msy come his own home members will keep him away or he may flee to stan. He wants to rule to fool Delhi public and get free perks, money, publicity, medical treatment, etc. What a foolish thing you Delhiwallas did in chosing a devil and sufferring! God save Delhi.
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