THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: CPM State committee opined on Wednesday that there is serious issues in the rice distribution system and the government should interfere immediately. However, CPM doesn’t want to blame Food minister for the existing crisis in ration distribution system.
CPM State secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan expressed the above opinion at a press conference here on Wednesday.
“The LDF should not be blamed for the problem created by the Congress and BJP. The party is convinced of the fact that the rice distribution is not happening properly. Some involved in the system are acting according to their whims and fancies. The State government should interfere to solve the issue. Minister P Thilothaman is making all efforts to set right the distribution system. All problems we have now are the ones related to Food Safety bill. In 2013, the then Food minister K V Thomas had assured Kerala of special consideration when the bill was passed. It should be followed. The chief minister would be calling an all-party meeting to discuss the issue. Kerala people should stand united, cutting across party lines for smooth functioning of rationing system,” he said.