â€œSoon after the pulses scam rocked the state the government has withdrawn the purchase and supply of pulses to the people of the stateâ€™ , said Tikender Panwar senior CPM leader .
â€œWhy are the people of the state forced to face the brunt of the wrongdoings of the officers and politicians . Why should the people be penalised for the ruinous policies of the BJP government ,â€ Panwar said .
The party has stated this is festival season in the state . Shivratri is a major festival of the state and is the biggest festival of the year in Mandi , Kullu , Shimla , Kinnaur , Sirmaur and Solan districts (on 20 Feb) .
People are not getting pulses for the last two months and the sugar quota has also been reduced from 700 grams to 600 grams .
The CPM has also alleged there is uneven distribution of supplies in the depots . It has demanded that pulses be supplies immediately along with adequate quantity of sugar , salt and other items .
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