BPL card distribution process and criteria should be reviewed: DCM

Team Udayavani, Jun 12, 2019, 6:40 PM IST

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Bengaluru: “There is a need to review grading criteria and distribution of BPL cards in the state,” informed Deputy Chief Minister Dr. G Parameshwara on Wednesday.

Addressing a meeting of Deputy Commissioners, Zilla Panchayath CEOs and Regional Commissioners called by Chief Minister Kumaraswamy at the assembly hall of Vidhan Soudha Parameshwara said that about 90% people in the state possess BPL ration card and questioned that how come a developing state like Karnataka has such huge number of poor people.

He further added, “Our state is known as IT, BT city, so how is it possible that we live with so many poor people?”

In the meeting, he instructed officials not to discuss the insecurity of the coalition government.

“It has come to our notice that the officials are discussing that the coalition government is not secure. This isn’t right. The officials should not speak about the security or insecurity of the state government. We will take care of running the government firmly. It is not officers’ business” he said.

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