Lilram Bhojwani, a former BJP minister and chief of Chhattisgarh Civil Supplies Corporation Ltd whose name figured in the fake ration card scam, was on Tuesday appointed treasurer of the Chhattisgarh BJP.
State BJP president Dharam Lal Kaushik announced the new governing body of Chhattisgarh in consultation with national president Amit Shah. Three ministers of the last term, Chandrashekhar Sahu, Hemchand Yadav and Vikram Usendi, who had lost the November 2013 Assembly elections, were made vice-presidents.
The Indian Express had reported that over 14 lakh ration cards were issued to ineligible or non-existent beneficiaries in a few months before the Assembly elections.
While the CCSC is the nodal authority for PDS distribution in the state, its chief Bhojwani had a general category ration card and his three daughters-in-law held ration cards meant for BPL households. Under the rules, he and his family were ineligible to hold even a general ration card, but regular ration was lifted against their names. The district administration had even initiated a probe in the matter.
Bhojwani is a resident of Rajnandgaon, the home constituency of Chief Minister Raman Singh and his debutant MP son Abhishek Singh.