While Anshu Prakash claims the meeting was called to discuss advertisements, AAP said it was called to discuss denial of rations on 2.5 lakh cards in January. Data now reveals that number to be much higher, at around four lakh.
Even with apparent deformities to their bodies, many leprosy-affected individuals are not recognised as ‘disabled’ by the state health department.
Raj Bala Verma, the state’s chief secretary, had said in April this year that all ration cards not linked to Aadhaar in the state should be considered null and void.
There is no official data to back up the prime minister’s claim that the use of “Aadhaar and technology” had led to the discovery of nearly 4 crore bogus ration cards.
A roundup of this week’s news from the northeast.