Hitting out at the BJP for targetting the AAP-led government in Delhi and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for not implementing the 'One nation one ration card' scheme and not connecting its ration shops with electronic point of sale (EPOS) machine to "evade" accountability, AAP MLA Atishi said the Centre is not able to vaccinate people or run a PDS system.
She said it seems the government of India has decided to "occupy the role of petty criminals, sadak chaap gundas." "They are not able to vaccinate people or run a PDS system. They only fight with states every day, with senior BJP leaders or cabinet ministers targeting Arvind Kejriwal," news agency ANI quoted her as saying.
Why can't ration be delivered to the poor when pizza can be home delivered, she asked. The government that made people to stand in lines outside banks wants people to stand outside PDS stores, she added.
Meanwhile, Arvind Kejriwal said instead of abusing and fighting with state governments, the Centre should work with them. The CM tagged a media report according to which Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad blamed the Kejriwal government over allegedly failing to provide ration and oxygen to the people.
Kejriwal said the country will progress when 130 crore people, all the state governments and the Centre work together as 'Team India'.
"Today people want to see such a leadership at the Centre which, instead of abusing and fighting the state governments all day, takes everyone along.
"The country will progress when 130 crore people, all the state governments and the Centre work together as Team India, Abusing so much is not good," Kejriwal tweeted.
—With PTI inputs