Madhya Pradesh CM Chauhan pulls up Centre over Food Security ordinance

Bhopal/New Delhi, July 13 (ANI): Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan said on Saturday that his government was already providing food grains to the people at a subsidised rate as compared to the Congress-led UPA Government.

"They are talking today, but we have already brought the Food Security Bill in 2008. Since then we are providing reasonable and nutritious food. We are even subsidising it to one rupee per kilogram wheat and this work is going on in Madhya Pradesh for the poor people. The Congress is doing it now whereas we have already done it earlier," he said.

Meanwhile, yoga guru Baba Ramdev, who met Chauhan here, lauded his work as the state's Chief Minister and also criticized the Congress Party for its tactics to win votes.

Ramdev said that Congress's strategies to earn votes will not work any more.

"Congress's strategy of providing food at a cheap price and give them vote will not succeed," he said.

Congress President Sonia Gandhi earlier in the day chaired a meeting at her residence in New Delhi, which was attended by Congress Chief Ministers and PCC chiefs, and discussed the steps for implementation of the Food Security scheme.

As many as 34 party leaders, including Chief Ministers of 14 Congress-ruled states, AICC General Secretaries and members of Congress Core Group, were present in the meeting along with Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and party Vice-President Rahul Gandhi. (ANI)

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