Ration dealers Protests against Jagan decision

Vastavam web: In the last one month of Jagan rule, even though some decisions of Jagan have been appreciated, some other decisions have been receiving criticism from people. One such decision is removing the system of ration dealers in the state and giving that responsibility to grama volunteers.

In fact, Jagan’s decision of abolishing this system came as a surprise to them. Jagan never told before elections that he will remove ration dealers system. The only politician in AP who spoke about abolishing this system to replace it with Direct cash transfer (before 2019 elections) was Pawan Kalyan and immediately after Pawan’ statement, Ration dealers demonstrated their displeasure with that statement. They voted Jagan as they thought he will retain the system as he never spoke of abolishing ration dealer system. But within a month after winning the election, Jagan taking such decision came as a rude shock to them, especially given the fact that most of them voted for Jagan.

Meanwhile ration dealers gave a call to protest in front of CM Jagan’s residence at Tadepally. Just before they were starting to CM’s residence, police got alerted and gave notice that they don’t have permission to demonstrate in front of CM’s residence. Police even arrested some leaders of the group at Nandigama, Krishna district before the issue escalates.

Ration dealers association president Srinivasa Rao condemned the arrests and told that they just wanted to give a petition to CM to reconsider the decision. Other ration dealers, who spoke to media said that they were physically handicapped and working as ration dealer for quite some time and Jagan’s decision of abolishing this system is a jolt to them.