Bhopal, July 20 (IANS) The opposition Congress on Wednesday attacked the ruling BJP in the state assembly on the issue of adulterated wheat allegedly supplied to flood victims. The Shivraj Singh Chouhan government said it was probing the matter.
Families affected by the flood were entitled to receive 50 kg of wheat through the Civil Supplies Department as part of relief efforts. The wheat distributed to the people allegedly contained large amount of sand mixed with wheat grain, the opposition alleged.
Congress MLA Jaivardhan Sinha brought along with him a sack of such adulterated wheat to the assembly.
Former minister Babulal Gaur, who had resigned from the post of Home Minister, said rotten grain was distributed at different places due to which many persons had taken ill.
Congress MLA Ramnivas Rawat strongly objected to the remark by Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Narottam Mishra that the adulterated wheat had been purchased from farmers.
At least 80,000 persons have been affected in the lower areas of Bhopal due to floods and heavy rainfall.
The state government is providing 50 kg of wheat and five litres of kerosene to the flood victims.