Takes exception to poor quality items being given to people
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI-M) has dubbed the ‘Ammahastham’ as ‘a mischievous hand’ scheme. Displaying the substandard provisions supplied at fair price shops, the party alleged that the government has no concern for the poor.
Addressing a press conference here on Saturday, CPI (M) city secretary Ch. Babu Rao said that the government had surrendered to the traders. The quality of nine items being supplied under Ammahastham was thrown to the winds.
The packet says it is seedless tamarind, but the tamarind is full of seeds.
Above all, the government had tagged the PDS to Aadhar and bank accounts. As many as 2.5 lakh people had not yet enrolled for Aadhar cards.
The cards were not yet issued to those who had applied for them.
CPI (M) city secretariat members D. Kasinath, Vishnu, Ramaraju, K. Sridevi and others were present.