Proudly owning a motorcycle would disqualify somebody from BPL class in Karnataka
BELAGAVI: The Karnataka authorities on Monday requested individuals possessing Under Poverty Line (BPL) ration playing cards, regardless of being ineligible on account of proudly owning both a two wheeler, TV, fridge or over 5 acres of land, to give up them earlier than March 31 or face authorized motion.
“There are parameters for possessing a BPL card. They need to not have greater than 5 acres of land, bike, TV or fridge.
Those that do not qualify on these parameters ought to return the playing cards or else we’ll do it,” meals and civil provides minister Umesh Katti mentioned at a press convention in Belagavi.
He mentioned anybody incomes greater than Rs 1.20 lakh yearly shouldn’t use BPL playing cards and has to return it earlier than March 31.
Congress flayed the remarks and get together employees staged protests in entrance of varied ration retailers in Bengaluru.
Get together employees additionally protested in Dharwad, Mysuru and Tumakuru, a Congress chief mentioned.
Congress MLA U T Khader mentioned the difficulty had come up earlier than him when he was the meals and civil provides minister within the Siddaramaiah authorities and he had determined to not chill out the norms as many poor individuals can be affected.
He opined that when there are affords like curiosity free loans to buy all these things, it was apparent that folks would purchase it.
The federal government is ‘anti-poor’, he charged and requested them to concentrate on figuring out extra beneficiaries as a substitute of ‘snatching away’ their BPL playing cards.