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Denial of rations to West Pakistan refugees an administration faux pas: BJP

In response to the reports appearing in a section of media regarding the denial of subsidized rations to about 60 refugees families residing in the outskirts of Jammu, Bharatiya Janata Party has assured the West Pakistan refugees that it was an administrative lapse and they will not be denied subsidized ration. “The issue providing subsidized rations to WP refugees by Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CAPD) Deptt. has already been raised in the cabinet meeting held earlier by Dr. Nirmal Singh. Dy. CM. Dr. Nirmal Singh has confined that the cabinet had decided unanimously to provide subsidized rations to them,” stated Dr. Narinder Singh, State General Secretary of Bharatiya Janata Party.

Dr. Nirmal Singh has convened a meeting of concerned officials to inquire as to how this lapse has occurred and fix accountability for the same, informed Dr. Narinder Singh. BJP has always championed the cause of all refugees and is sincerely committed to their well being and welfare. The Settlement of long pending issue of WP refugees is the prime concern of the party and will continue to fight against any injustice done to them, reiterated Dr. Singh.

The affected families are requested to approach DC, Jammu for re-inclusion of their names in ration card lists. They are advised to contact the Party’s Grievances Cell in case of any difficulty, asserted Dr. Narinder Singh.