Lot of loopholes in the Food Security Bill says JD-U

New Delhi, July 14 (ANI): Janata Dal United (JD-U) attacked the Congress Party over the recent food security ordinance saying that the Government should have discussed this in the Parliament before moving an ordinance on food security.

JD-U leader Shivanand Tiwarion Sunday questioned the Government and said that the food security scheme has raised many questions with no definite answers.

"What are we going to do to increase the produce of grains when required? What are we going to do to protect the grains that are rotting and being destroyed? The government has not made any effort to clarify these things, so this is a serious issue that is why we wanted a special session to be called and the matter should have been discussed and the consensus should have been built," said Tiwari.

Another JD-U leader, Ali Anwar, said that the party wanted to make certain suggestions with regards to the Food Security Bill.

"We are not against the food security bill, but it would have been better if it was discussed in the Parliament as there are a lot of loopholes in it and it goes against the principles of democracy that the Parliament exists and you pass it in the form of an ordinance. However we are not against it but we would have liked to propose certain suggestions," said Anwar.

The ordinance on Food Security Bill was signed by President Pranab Mukherjee on July 5, with the aim of providing foodgrains every month to nation's two-third population at highly subsidized rates.

Political parties have sharply criticized the promulgation of the Ordinance, calling it undemocratic and demanding that the Food Security Bill should be debated in both Houses before being passed. (ANI)

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