Modi’s Brother Demands Bengal’s Ration Model Be Adopted
NEW DELHI – Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s brother Prahlad Modi, who is also the vice president of All India Fair Price Shop Dealers’ Federation, on August 2 staged a dharna here with various demands.
He was seen along with several other members of the organization at Jantar Mantar, holding banners, and raising slogans.
“A delegation of AIFPSDF will submit a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, listing our long-standing demands for the sake of our survival. With the current situation of hike in the cost of living and overhead expenditures for running shops, a raise of mere 20 paise per kg in our margin is a cruel joke. We request the Union government to grant us relief and end our financial miseries,” Prahlad said.
The group has been demanding compensation for loss on rice, wheat, and sugar, and for edible oil and pulses to be supplied through fair price shops.
It has also demanded that the ‘West Bengal Ration Model’ of free distribution be implemented across the country. Further, the members said all due margins for all the states, including Jammu and Kashmir, should be reimbursed immediately. (from news reports)