Activists stage demonstration against irregularities in issuing social security cards

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New Delhi, July 15(ANI): Activists of Socialist Unity Centre of India (SUCI) held a demonstration in the national capital, on Wednesday over irregularities in the distribution of Below Poverty Line (BPL) social security cards.

Scores of SUCI activists marched to Delhi state secretariat, raising slogans against the government, alleging that Delhi government is laidback in issuing BPL cards.

"Today our main demand is that people of this (Delhi) region that are living Below Poverty Line (BPL) have not yet received BPL cards. Many people have applied for these cards but so many years have passed and they are yet to receive BPL cards," said Pratap Samal, State Secretary of SUCI.

"People who have given cards for renewal have not received them back," Samal added.

Meanwhile, a member of parliament belonging to SUCI alleged that BPL cards are being issued to people living above poverty line, which is a gross misuse of the facility.

"Taking the Below Poverty Line (BPL) cards there are lots of delay dealings, there are lots of corruption and there are nepotism. Those parties who are in power either in the state or the central government they are using these BPL cards for Above Poverty Line (APL)." said a member of parliament of SUCI.

"The real people are not getting the BPL facilities," the member added.

BPL cardholders are entitled to get subsidised food grains from the government. (ANI)

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