Rice war again: Legal action against those who blocked the distribution of rice

Thiruvananthapuram: The government is preparing legal action against the Election Commission for blocking the payment of Rs 15 per 10 kg of rice to white and blue card holders on a complaint by Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala. Meanwhile, the distribution of free food kits for April will start on Monday in view of Vishu and Easter.

With this, the controversy related to rice distribution is a repeat of the controversy that preceded the 2016 Assembly elections. It is just that the parties and the accuser have changed each other. Those who were in the ruling party then were in opposition now and those who are in opposition now were in the ruling party then. On two occasions, the Chief Electoral Officer has blocked the distribution of rice in the Opposition complaint.

The UDF is against the blocking of the Rice Distribution Commission in 2016. The government was preparing for legal action. The then opposition CPM claimed that the Chief Minister was intolerant of the Election Commission questioning the wrong policies of the government. Polit Bureau member Pinarayi Vijayan said. When the LDF and the UDF alternately make allegations, the Commission then and now replies that the procedure is in accordance with the rules.

The distribution of food kits was not stopped

The free food kit was scheduled to be distributed from April 25. Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala had lodged a complaint with the Election Commission alleging that the election was a breach of the code of conduct. The commission also sought an explanation. The food department said it had already decided to distribute the kits by April and that the kits would be delivered early next month in observance of Vishu and Easter. The kits have been delivered to ration shops. It will take at least 20 days to complete the delivery. The government informed the commission that the distribution was scheduled for the 25th to deliver the kits to the customers before Vishu.

The government explained that it had decided to distribute special rice in March and April as early as February, but the delivery of rice was delayed. The commission was informed that 40,000 tonnes of rice has been extracted so far. However, the commission demanded that the supply be stopped.

The distribution of food kits will start tomorrow

The distribution of free food kits for April will start on Monday in view of Vishu and Easter. It was planned to be distributed from the 25th. Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala had lodged a complaint with the Election Commission alleging that the election was a breach of the code of conduct. The commission also sought an explanation. The food department said it had already decided to distribute the kits by April and that the kits would be delivered early next month in observance of Vishu and Easter. The kits have been delivered to ration shops. It will take at least 20 days to complete the delivery. The government informed the commission that the distribution was scheduled for the 25th to deliver the kits to the customers before Vishu.

The government explained that it had decided to distribute special rice in March and April as early as February, but the delivery of rice was delayed. The commission was informed that 40,000 tonnes of rice has been extracted so far. However, the commission demanded that the supply be stopped.

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