Tahlka news Bureau, Varanasi:�Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Sunday said if NDA forms government in Uttar Pradesh, foodgrains under National Food Security Act (NFSA) would be�provided for free. The LJP chief said if NDA, in which his party is also an ally, comes to power in the state following 2017 election, they would provide subsidy and bear the expense.
Ram Vilas Paswan: Foodgrains under NFSA to be free if NDA wins in UP
The Samajwadi Party-led government implemented NFSA in UP from April 1, under which the beneficiaries are being provided wheat at Rs 2 per kg and rice at Rs 3 per kg.Tamil Nadu government is providing foodgrains under NFSA for free, Paswan said, adding that he would initiate an inquiry into whether all the norms are being followed by UP government for implementing the scheme. He also asked states to take action against hoarders to check prices of commodities. Accusing SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and BSP supreme Mayawati of doing caste based politics, Paswan said Dalits must understand she is only fooling them and appealed people�to support LJP-BJP and its alliance partners in the Assembly polls slated next year. He also blamed the SP government for "deteriorating" law and order situation in the state. Asked about Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar launching their campaign from Varanasi, Paswan said, "their campaign would be ineffective as people have come to understand that Nitish, who�held Lalu responsible for 'Jungle Raj' in Bihar, shook hand to form government." Ram Vilas Paswan, his son Chirag Paswan and other party leaders are in the city to attend the three-day 'Samaajik Nyay Shivir', organised by his party and Dalit Sena which began on Saturday at Sarnath.