Sat, 03 Sep 2016
Many congress workers injured in the protest against BJP Government on ration issue
Chandigarh: Many leaders and workers of the Congress party were injured when police used water cannons to stop them from moving towards Raj Bhavan. They were protesting against the decision of stopping the food ration under the public distribution system and anti people policies of the BJP Government on 26th February, 2016.
Thousands of the workers participated in the protest in which large numbers of the people from colonies and sectors participated. The protest was started from sector 18 and 19 roundabout. When workers reached sector 7 roundabout, scuffle took place and police stopped them and used water cannons in which many were injured.
Pardeep Chhabra president Chandigarh Congress, Poonam Sharma, Bano, Shammi, Prempal Chauahan and Sunil Kumar were some of the leaders who were injured during the protest. Later, Former Union Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal and Pradeep Chhabra met Governor Professor Kaptan Singh Solanki and submitted memorandum to him demanding to restart distribution of the ration from depots.
Solanki assured them that he will take decision on the issue soon.Bansal condemned the BJP Government for burying the Food Security act passed by the UPA Government which ensured the right of the food for all.
Pradeep Chhabra president Chandigarh Congress said that the decision to stop the ration is a big blow to the residents of the city. Chhabra condemned the decision of the BJP Government to stop distribution of the food ration under the public distribution system in the city. He said that why the BJP Government chose to stop the ration under PDS in Chandigarh only. He demanded to issue ration cards immediately to the beneficiaries. He saidthat more than 50000 applications for
the ration cards have been pending with the sampark centers and these should be disposed of immediately. He said that the decision has made lives difficult of the poor people as they could not be able to buy food for their families because of the high market price of the food items.