Congress calls food ordinance decision a game changer
Dismissing the talk about early elections, Congress on Friday said the food security measure is a game changer that will provide right to cheap food grains to 82 crore people. Congress general secretary Ajay Maken and Food Minister K V Thomas accused the Opposition of blocking the passage of the key bill in the last session of Parliament. ‘This may be a life saver, life changer for many people...So delay even by a single minute or day, God knows how many lives it could cost,’ Maken said. Maintaining that it will take at least six months for people to feel the impact of the measure and its thorough implementation, party leaders said early elections make no sense. ‘The biggest thing for any political party is to fufil the promises it made in its manifesto. People will take into account that Congress fulfils whatever it promises. ‘This also reflects the credibility that when we are going to polls in four states, we have also fulfilled a big promise that we had made in our manifesto...This will be a game changer for the poor people,’ Maken said.