Congress, NCP view food Bill as game-changer

Hope to weather anti incumbency through its effective implementation

The Congress-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) alliance in Maharashtra feels the “game-changing” food security scheme would help it weather anti-incumbency during the ensuing Lok Sabha and Assembly polls.    The state government will launch the food security scheme from December 1 in the state and 71.7 million beneficiaries will be covered. The Congress-led government at the Centre got the Bill passed in the Lok Sabha on Monday and is expected to table it in the Rajya Sabha soon.    “The (Maharashtra) government is fully equipped to launch ...