Monday, August 31, 2009

Jharkhand BJP opposes using Church for grain distribution - General |

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    • Ranchi (Jharkhand):
    • The Jharkhand government's plans to seek help of the Catholic Church for distributing food grains in the drought-hit state have drawn flak from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Jharkhand Governor K. Shankarnarayan's advisor T.P. Sinha, who is also in charge of the food and supply department, Sunday met Cardinal Telephore P. Toppo, Archbishop of Ranchi, and sought the help of the Church in grain distribution.
    • "Why is the state government not using its own machinery for foodgrain distribution? Jharkhand has a public distribution system that could be used," asked Munda. "The governor is trying to create an environment in favour of the Congress. Why didn't he convene an all-party meeting over the drought situation?"