Chandigarh, Mar 26: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Thursday urged Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh to intervene urgently to rush food to the poorest of the poor, saying the state was witnessing heart rendering scenes of women pleading for food for their hungry children.
In a statement here, former minister Bikram Singh Majithia said the situation had become such that the poor were claiming that they might not fall to Caronovirus but would definitely fall prey to hunger. ''It is difficult to see such suffering. I am sure like us the chief minister also must be extremely disturbed.
While the entire rural poor are affected, daily wagers who are unable to earn their livelihood are in utter despair. The government must step to ensure foodstuff reaches their door at the earliest''. The SAD leader said he understood that this was an immense task and that the cooperation of civil society was also required to make it successful.
He said a number of social and welfare organisations were keen to assist the government but were unable to engage in any relief work due to the ongoing curfew. ''I urge the Chief Minister to take the help of all well meaning people and form committees for this purpose under the supervision of the various district administrations. These committees should be tasked with the task of ensuring food reaches the doorstep of the poorest of the poor.”(UNI)