Cong flays BJP for edible oil distribution irregularities

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Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, Aug 29: The Congress today alleged that Chhattisgarh's Bharatiya Janata Party government was embroiled in irregularities in the distribution of edible oil, which was given by Centre for distribution among the impoverished at fair price.

''Centre has provided oil for poors at Rs 58 per kg two months back but is not distributed here so far,'' Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee President Dhanendra Sahu said mediapersons here today.

He said that on being asked about delay the district collector responded that oil would be made available at ration shops from September.

''Apparently, state government plans to take credit by hoarding two months stock and distributing it to the ineligibles also during state Assembly polls scheduled this year end,'' he alleged.

Flaunting oil's polythene pack to mediapersons, he said that state government has mentioned its scheme of providing rice at Rs three per kg under 'Chief Minister Foodgrain Scheme' on the packet.

''But it restrains from mentioning its cost and the fact that it was provided by Centre which unveils its intention that it wants to garner votes by claiming Centre's schemes as its own,'' Mr Sahu added.

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